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UXO Laos Visitor Center

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Address: Behind Chao Anouvoung Monument | Phothisan Road, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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Very informative small museum

This small museum presents the story of the carpet bombing of Laos and its ongoing legacy and remediation very well. Highly recommended for visitors to Laos.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This small museum presents the story of the carpet bombing of Laos and its ongoing legacy and remediation very well. Highly recommended for visitors to Laos.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a very informative small museum dealing with the issue of unexploded ordinance. The English information boards are very well written. Tuctuc drivers cannot recognize the name so just say Bombi and make a gesture like an explosion and that gets you there.

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Thank Irving W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The center is really small actually, there are a lot of ordenance showed in the garden and one little room you can visit. Outside a big panel will show you statistics about how many bombs are deactivated every years, how many deaths, how many sqaured kilometers are cleaned etc.

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Pacifica, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a sobering exhibit, especially if you are an American. It tells of the bombing of Laos during the Vietnam war and the millions of unexploded bombs left behind which are still causing death and destruction to the citizens of Laos. It also shows the ongoing job of dedicated Laotians who track, find, destroy those devices that were left... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very, very interesting. Only takes an hour. Very informative, no cost to enter just a donation. I would recommend a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, it's small but you can learn a ton from this free exhibition. It is absolutely a worthwhile stop when you're in Luang Prabang to learn more about the history and current state of Laos. I was surprised how informative and eye-opening I found it to be!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like history this is a interesting place to visit in luang prabang. It's a small place but worth a visit. It tells the story of all the bombs droped on Lao and how they still work on getting rit of the remains.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I didn't know what UXO was and went there after noticing the high rating here. I salute to their endeavour. But there really is not much to see at the visitor centre. Only some bombshells and limited photos. There was video showing room, but nothing was shown when we went there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It's two relatively small exhibition rooms, but it gives you all the information about UXOs in Laos. The demolition teams and the museum are doing really good work removing the bombs and creating more awareness. Really inpressive!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited the UXO Laos visitor center in October. As I wasn't familiar with the history of Laos before, it was really shocking for me as I visited the museum and getting to know that Laos was heavily bombed during the Vietnam War and there were soo many unexploded bombs remaining in the territory that harm 2 people in the... More 

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