UXO Lao Visitors Centre
UXO Lao Visitors Centre
4.5
Monday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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  • David
    Lille, France1,845 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Free and educational.
    This small museum is free to visit and raises your understanding of the UXO siuation faced by the Laotian people. There are some very emotional videos showing how UXO victims became injured. It shouldn't take more then an hour. Worth going, particualrly in wet weather.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 5 August 2023
  • Ana-Maria B
    Cluj-Napoca, Romania1,348 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Important work, sobering visit
    This is a smaller center than others, but worth checking out. The UXOs everywhere, as well as the sobering documentaries presenting the victims make for a powerful experience. Also, your money can support a really good cause either by donation or buying some souvenirs.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 December 2023
  • Valadams1
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    UXO centres in Vientiane and Luang Prabang
    UXO (unexploded ordinance) visit at the COPE (Cooperative Orthotic & Prosthetic Enterprise) centre in Vientiane (capital of Laos) was an eye opener. A must go. Videos available. Equally we went to the UXO in Luang Prabang - do go there also. NO entry fee, but u can buy artefacts, shirt or donate cash into a box. Very moving experience.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 January 2024
  • Stewtop
    Singapore, Singapore144 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Compelling
    Two rooms in the ongoing district operations center. Both my children, who are usually quickly bored with museums, and actually sat down in the floor by the defused ordnance and asked me questions for half an hour and actually read the poster boards. This appears to have made some impact on them, a little more than the photos of the good and the great politicans smiling as they pose in the Center then go out and unlease more long lasting misery on civilians in the name of Freedom.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 May 2024
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George
Mandal, Norway13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Solo
Very interesting and at the same time deeply disturbing....how the Americans could bring themselves to perpetrate such crimes against humanity.
Written 3 July 2024
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ianwyj
Singapore5,191 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
It's commonly known that Laos became inadvertently dragged into the Vietnam War but it's less well-known that its involvment in regional conflicts bgan with the French Indochina War. Well, the truth is out now and the consequences of having innumerable unexploded ordnance in the Laotian countryside is very obvious from the exhibits and stories at this museum. Indeed, this museum was one of the highlights for me during my visit to Luang Prabang. Located in a quiet part of the city about a kilometer from the main drag, it's well worth an hour or so seeing the range of armaments (everything from bomblets to thousand-pound bombs) that were dropped into the Laotian forests, and learning what the organisation is doing to make the countryside safer for the local population. The pictures of local farmers with bomb-related injuries were stark and sobering, and certainly effectively drove home their take-home message that the work is not yet done...and probably won't be for many years.
Written 1 July 2024
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Tommy T
Geneva10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Must visit! Very small. Free. Important and educational. Hopefully the education can create change. Open on the weekend too 8am-12, 1pm-4pm.
Written 29 June 2024
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Amy T
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
Everyone should visit this museum while in Laos. Very eye opening into the history of Laos and the struggles that Laos people go through every day. An important step in understanding the country that you are visiting!
Written 25 June 2024
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Stewtop
Singapore, Singapore144 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Two rooms in the ongoing district operations center. Both my children, who are usually quickly bored with museums, and actually sat down in the floor by the defused ordnance and asked me questions for half an hour and actually read the poster boards. This appears to have made some impact on them, a little more than the photos of the good and the great politicans smiling as they pose in the Center then go out and unlease more long lasting misery on civilians in the name of Freedom.
Written 31 May 2024
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Valadams1
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
UXO (unexploded ordinance) visit at the COPE (Cooperative Orthotic & Prosthetic Enterprise) centre in Vientiane (capital of Laos) was an eye opener. A must go. Videos available. Equally we went to the UXO in Luang Prabang - do go there also. NO entry fee, but u can buy artefacts, shirt or donate cash into a box. Very moving experience.
Written 7 January 2024
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Ana-Maria B
Cluj-Napoca, Romania1,348 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
This is a smaller center than others, but worth checking out. The UXOs everywhere, as well as the sobering documentaries presenting the victims make for a powerful experience. Also, your money can support a really good cause either by donation or buying some souvenirs.
Written 9 December 2023
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lagrandfromage
27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
A small but very powerful display which shows very objectively the devastation wrought on individuals, families, communities, and the economies of countries. As a Brit, I'm ashamed to say I was unaware of this amazing organisation. It does fantastic work all over the world and deserves significant support.
Written 17 October 2023
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David
Lille, France1,845 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
This small museum is free to visit and raises your understanding of the UXO siuation faced by the Laotian people. There are some very emotional videos showing how UXO victims became injured.

It shouldn't take more then an hour. Worth going, particualrly in wet weather.
Written 5 August 2023
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r2thebizel
Pattaya, Thailand3,218 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Obviously a shame this has to exist but wonderfully informative at the horrors these people had to go through and the ‘legacy’ that’s been left from generations ago and the amazing people still at work today to make the most bombed country on Earth, safe again…
Written 13 July 2023
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