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Uxo Lao

Address: Ban Phonsavanh Neu | Pek District, Phonsavan, Laos
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Ranked #3 of 9 things to do in Phonsavan
Type: Government buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Government buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

laos is one of the countries where the USA committed terrible war crimes by bombing a country they were not even at war. and they did nothing since to make up for their injustice. the UXO visitor center is very small but shows you lots of grenade shells, pictures and videos that are difficult to see - yet they display... More 

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Munich
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Before we arrived in Laos we had no idea how bad the war was for this country. In Luang Prabang or Vientiane you will hear about it, but the visit to the area of Phonsavan makes history come alive. Don´t expect a flashy visitor center, it is basic with pictures and some exhibits, but they show an excellent english 1... More 

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Brunei Darussalam
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

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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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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15 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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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32 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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49 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
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
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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