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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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A difficult but must-do experience

This is a small museum but the dizzying display of collected UXOS combined with the two short videos give a perspective on the "secret war" that most have never learned about. It... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Patricia1Waring
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Halifax, Canada
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Halifax, Canada
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44 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a small museum but the dizzying display of collected UXOS combined with the two short videos give a perspective on the "secret war" that most have never learned about. It is also heartening however to see how much progress has been made in clearing away remaining bombs and in teaching children how to react when they come across... More 

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Singapore
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is small but very informative. There is also a small video room which runs shows short video clips on the impact of UXO on the local villages. Very well filmed short video clips that delivers a powerful message. There is a donation box in the centre. Please do drop your donations in there if you visit. No amount... More 

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NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small but very informative museum and something that won't take much of your time but is crucial to understanding the history of the region as well as current issues - unexploded bombs - that Laotians still have to deal with today.

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Thank move360
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The center is extremely informative and shares facts about the bombing of Laos and the 100s of thousands of unexplored bombs which continue to affect the lives of people today. It was upsetting to watch the video which shared four stories of child victims but eye opening to see the progress made in identifying UXOs. An incredible cause, remarkable work... More 

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Thank Kelly M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Luang Prabang Uxío museum UXO museum. I say museum it was just a room…..but filled with explosives!!! It detailed how during the first and second Indochina wars (the second being the Vietnam war) despite Laos being declared a neutral country by the UN it was hugely bombed to prevent goods being transported from South to North Vietnam. In fact it... More 

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Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you visit you read that nearly one person per day is killed or maimed by these UXO. That is an old statistic. The last year saw just over 40 people killed or maimed (when admittedly ANY is too many), but yet, visitors are still led to believe that 360+ people per year are injured. The correct info would be... More 

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Thank PandasNPugs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Before I visited UXO I had no idea about these problems - and I've been in Laos for a month. The displays are clear and simple to understand and we both sobbed at the video - seriously harrowing first hand accounts. This is a very important display to inform the world of a hidden problem.

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Thank Phoebe H
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The one room museum is very educational, with detailed information about UXOs, the War/bombing, and recovery efforts. If you don't like to read, you'll be entertained for about 30 seconds. Check out the ~10 minute UNICEF produced video retelling the story of 4 child victims of UXOs. Worth a visit!

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Thank Noah W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's not a big place, nor the most aesthetically amazing, but it is well worth going here for the 40 minutes or so it takes. Ask to watch the videos, they are very moving in different ways. It's free but you will want to leave a donation, which really could save someone's life. If there's one way you want to... More 

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Thank Charlie M
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The UXO centre is a sobering experience, giving you some insight into the work undertaken by UXO Laos to educate and inform locals and children (tourists to a lesse extent) of the dangers of unexploded ordinance, as well as its work in attempting to cleanse areas affected by UXO. Given the amount of UXO dropped on Laos by the US,... More 

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