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COPE Visitor Centre

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Address: Boulevard Khouvieng | National Rehabilitation Centre, Vientiane 0100, Laos
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+856 21 218 427
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09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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US$194.00*
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Half-Day Vientiane City Tour Including Hotel Pickup
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US$215.00*
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Vientiane Full-Day Tour

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This was the first place we purposely chose to visit on our trip to Laos. It was mentioned in the travel books and was very easy to walk to as Vientiane is a small city. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was the first place we purposely chose to visit on our trip to Laos. It was mentioned in the travel books and was very easy to walk to as Vientiane is a small city. The centre was very informative about uxo and the work they do with the victims of the bombs. The stories and videos of the survivors... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a very little exhibition and educational space. Highly recommend it, probably one of the best ways to learn about and contribute to the de-mining efforts of Laos' land and support those affected by landmines across the country.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a very well put together centre detailing the impact of US bombing across Laos and the rehabilitation work COPE do. Going in fairly ill-informed, the centre provides a wealth of fairly harrowing information which really leaves a lasting impression. If you only do one thing in Vientiane, make sure you visit this centre.

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Thank James H
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely make this part of your Vientiane experience. It's completely free and is a great exhibition detailing COPE's work. There are also documentaries you can watch and you can chose which ones you would like to watch. The work they do here is fantastic so please support it!

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a small centre promoting the work that COPE is doing to rehabilitate people with physical disabilities and ensure they have local, free access to a quality, nationally-managed rehabilitation service. What was a huge eye opener for my husband and I was learning about unexploded bombs throughout some regions of Laos. The centre has a few short documentaries showing... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Walking in after hanging out at the local Mall with Local Lao friends, the somber atmosphere inside the cope center definitely humbled all of us. Yes....Laos yesterday and now Syria today....Before that,Cambodia yesterday and now Libya today, Vietnam yesterday and now Iraq and potentially iran next today. The story repeats and reshuffled with different countries and people but the crap... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Tucked out of the way, just off the main road, the COPE centre provides a very informative set of displays about the extent of the bombing that took place in Laos, and the impact it has had on the country and on innocent individuals. It was a good introduction for us on our first day in Laos.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In this place you breath history, the terrible history of a neutral country that was bombed more than Vietnam during the war. They testify what happened, the cruelty of cluster bombs and all the efforts spent in order to rescue affected people and environment. It has been awkward to know that more than 30% of the unexploded bombs must be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very informative place that will give you a dose of what the people of Laos had to endure, and are still enduring, as a result of the Vietnam War.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very telling museum to the living and the dead. It is a small well laid out display of how Laos continues to be affected by a war long past. I would recommend you include this centre in any of your tours, it does not take long and is very much part of the past and present of this country

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