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Lao National History Museum

Rue Samsenthai, Vientiane, Laos, Vientiane, Laos
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Not Bad.

For 10000 kip (another 10000 if you want to take pictures.) it is not bad. You will learn some a... read more

Reviewed October 20, 2015
Oliver H
Surat Thani Province, Thailand
via mobile
Some good stuff, some poor stuff

A bit of a mixed bag. There's informative, if slightly succinct sprint through the important... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2015
United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

For 10000 kip (another 10000 if you want to take pictures.) it is not bad. You will learn some a few things about Laos. A good one hr spend.

Thank Oliver H
Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

A bit of a mixed bag. There's informative, if slightly succinct sprint through the important periods of Laotion history. Only a few of the exhibits have well written labes. The vastly majority are just labels. About a third of the museum seems to be devoted...More

Thank macedonboy
Reviewed October 18, 2015

A very Lao experience, take your time, abandon your prejudices, read lots and go several times to really have a feel for Lao history as known by some Lao. Read the novels about Dr Siri too, another version of 'recent' Lao history.

Thank Graham_from_Sussex
Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Very poorly presented. Not worth the entrance fee. A little informative but not much. There are better places to visit. Also they try and charge you to use your camera.

1  Thank Jessica K
Reviewed October 12, 2015

I spent about an hour visiting the museum and could have spent longer as there is a lot of exhibits, displays and artifacts to see covering the history of Laos. I found the modern .part of the museum more interesting especially the photos and artifacts...More

Thank WCOB
Reviewed October 1, 2015

If you like museums (and I do) and the insights you can gain about the place you are visiting then the Lao National History Museum is just fine. Yes it is run-down and tatty but there are plenty of interesting displays (again, maybe a bit...More

Thank PandLH
Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

This museum needs a lot of work. Even simple things, like proper lighting in some areas, are missing. The English signage is of a very poor quality, and they didn't even take the trouble to get foreign names right, just transliterating them from Lao (for...More

Thank rw788
Reviewed September 15, 2015

This is one of the worst museums I have ever been in, it is horrible and we spent most of the time laughing. The museum only has one air conditioner working and it was so hot we could hardly spend any time in the galleries....More

Thank IJKMan
Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

The museum is a very simple yet interesting exhibition hall. I had a chance to do a quick tour at their collection and brief overview of their past historical background. They still able to preserve some notable memorabilia and other items. Worth for a short...More

Thank Romyr L
Reviewed September 1, 2015

I like this museum which does not receive many visitors. Photos are particularly interesting. At $1.20 entry a bargain. Recommend you visit before it is moved to a new building and the lovely old building is distroyed

Thank dorjetravel
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