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Uxo Lao

Ban Phonsavanh Neu | Pek District, Phonsavan, Laos
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Ranked #3 of 7 Attractions in Phonsavan
Type: Government Buildings, Cultural
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Type: Government Buildings, Cultural
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Brunei Darussalam
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

very informative and interesting - at least to know that Laos is the most heavily bombed nation in the world ( per capita) and the thousands of bombies that are still left behind. Always thought that the about the plight of the Vietnamese and Cambodians refugees but didn't realize that the Lao people have suffered so much as well -... More 

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Geelong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

A little time spent here is quite sobering and the films are worth viewing,a donation to this cause is certainly put to good use.

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Nz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

UXO Laos is slowly undoing the damage done in the American/Vietnamese war. Over 80 million tonnes of unexploded ordnance remains in Laos and UXO Laos are gradually clearing it. I'd say they have well in excess of 1600 years work to do at current rates, so support them if you can!

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San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I agree with previous posts that it looks like this is mostly about the 'MAG' organization. Definitely visit to learn about the impact UXO (unexploded ordnance) has on every day life and how it prevents lots of people (specially farmers) to get out of poverty.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The reviewers here seem to be confused about this so hopefully this will clarify things: UXO Lao is the national clearance operator whereas MAG is an international NGO also working in UXO clearance. The MAG visitor centre is located on the main street in town right next door to the QoL visitor centre. Most photos here appear to be from... More 

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Arizona, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Information on MAG's efforts to clear areas of unexploded ordinance. Wall posters on the problem and you can also watch documentary films on it if you want. T-shirts, etcs., are available to help support the effort.

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Phonsavan, Laos
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

This is the third uxo centre we have been to since being in laos. Each one i have learnt something new. It's small but very informative and interesting. Uxo has a devastating effect on the lives of many people in laos today. This centre explains the history of uxo and how they are also helping victims too.

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Tehran, Iran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

It is a small exhibition ,with some pictures and a DVD video for sale, but if you want to see the life and daily problems of local people you should see this place.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

You can see all the craters still there 50 years later. It is interesting to learn about what happened. You can also see films about the war, not just UXO at some bars in town.

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

A must, if you want to know some more about the way of live from many people in Lao, following the secret war

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