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COPE Visitor Centre

Boulevard Khouvieng | National Rehabilitation Centre, Vientiane 0100, Laos
+856 21 218 427
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An eye opener.

I knew Laos had been bombed during the Vietnam War but not to the extent it was. It was quite... read more

Reviewed yesterday
janie29
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Geraldton, Australia
Humanity still exists, go and visit the centre!

Very nice and interesting, it is worth to visit the COPE visitor centre if you are interested in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Paula C
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Boulevard Khouvieng | National Rehabilitation Centre, Vientiane 0100, Laos
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+856 21 218 427
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Reviewed yesterday

I knew Laos had been bombed during the Vietnam War but not to the extent it was. It was quite humbling wandering around looking at prosthetic limbs villagers had fashioned for themselves, sometimes out of the bombs that injured them! Very interesting, worth a look.

Thank janie29
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very nice and interesting, it is worth to visit the COPE visitor centre if you are interested in the vietnam war( which affected laos too) and its consequences for laos

Thank Paula C
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The COPE visitor centre was a highlight of my stay in Vientiane. The staff were lovely and the centre itself was very interesting, it used different mediums, from videos, pieces of art, photos, reconstructions, which I found very engaging and informative. They even have ice-cream...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had no real idea of the impact the war had on Laos. This centre really brings it home and makes you wonder why. Great learning for everyone what ever the age and the staff are really committed.

Thank Alanedg
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our family (including kids aged 9 and 11) were really pleased that we took the time to visit COPE. We very much appreciated the opportunity to learn a little about the impact of UXO on the Lao people (who weren’t even officially at war with...More

Thank Karen F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I think the COPE Museum told an amazing story of how the Laotian people are dealing with the remains of the Vietnam War. With over 2 million tons of bombs dropped over a 9 year period, there are still thousands that are armed and dangerous....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very humbling time spent in the COPE visitor centre (free entry). We knew Laos was inflicted with a storm of landmines during the Vietnam war but its saddening to learn the extent and the effect its had in innocent communities. The visitor centre is...More

1  Thank MwithP
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These people do such fantastic work. Don't leave Vientiane without paying them a visit. They really do need your donations to continue the amazing work they do.

Thank Pamela S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good visit to see and read about stories from the Secret War bombings. Need about an hour to get through most materials. There is also a viewing area for documentaries which you could spend more time. There is a “gift shop” to help support the...More

Thank RozaYWG
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited and watched the video documentary and looked around the exhibition. Rehab centre does amazing work, great to be able to donate to something locally based.

Thank Hezadventures
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Simon_MrMac
December 15, 2014|
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Response from naiad17 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I didn't get back sooner but the wifi the past couple of weeks hasn't been great. I see you have the information now and hope you get to visit the centre. You can walk to the centre if you don't want to take a Tuk Tuk... More
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