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Address: Kaysone Phomvihane Rd, Vientiane 0100, Laos
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a real miltary museum

Lot of weapory : helicopter, tanks, gungs etc that where used by the revolutionary Army in Laos. Also maps about important battlefields. Most of the explanation is in Lao language... read more

Reviewed February 27, 2017
Xalapa, Mexico
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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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200 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2017

Well I don't believe this place has been dusted or cleaned since the communist government took over. It cost money to go in and the 8 army people who were having a great time sitting around with their baby were very pleasant to talk to and the baby was cute but I think someone is probably paid enough to keep... More 

Thank KathyH111
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2017

We were taken here by our tuk-tuk driver as the National History Museum, so thought we might as well have a look. Apart from some planes, tanks etc in the yard, and a lot of war history (largely with no English translations), there is not much to see. There were more staff than visitors.

Thank fspon
Xalapa, Mexico
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Reviewed February 27, 2017

Lot of weapory : helicopter, tanks, gungs etc that where used by the revolutionary Army in Laos. Also maps about important battlefields. Most of the explanation is in Lao language only

Thank bruno123452015
London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2017 via mobile

Having read the reviews we thought this might be a good place to learn more about the modern history of Lao. Upstairs there is a chronological pictorial display of Lao which is semi interesting but the quality of the text in English is very poor and it's very difficult to really take much from the displays. Compared to the comparable... More 

Thank LCH857
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114 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed January 27, 2017 via mobile

I realise this is heresy to say but this is, in my opinion, far more relevant and interesting than Angkor Wat. This brings home in graphic detail just how the Laotian people have suffered and how recently. The guides are all former soldiers and are very informative and friendly. This may not be as photogenic as the temples but it's... More 

Thank Mark B
United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

Nice collection of Chinese, Russian and US military equipment. Signage could be better but I Googled my way through and learned some interesting things.

1 Thank Michael P
Northern Norway, Norway
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164 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed December 19, 2016

We found it hard to visit some of the museums in Vientiane due to variations in opening hours.. They are all closed from around 1130-1330 and the rest of the day there is big variations. At the Lao People´s Army Museum we came inside the museum building as the only visitors at the time - had a few minutes to... More 

Thank Butterflies22
Klang, Malaysia
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110 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed December 18, 2016

Nice collection of War equipment and also Bomb from the Vietnam war and the place and equipment are well maintain.Must visit when you are in Laos.

Thank Chinjoongonn123
Sitiawan, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed December 13, 2016

Pretty nice place and will help you to understand the Lao conflicts fought in the past in this region and to gain finally independence. Nicely laid out exhibits ... action in motion... Vietnam war era the last war ... the equipment is well maintained, restored and well exhibited. Don't miss this place ... a must before leaving town. However more... More 

1 Thank Peter M
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54 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed November 23, 2016

A huge building with a few bits and pieces to see if you are interested in the Secret War. I am not sure what the museum is supposed to be, an Army Museum, or a Secret War Museum. Virtually every piece of hardware is attributed to use during a particular aspect of the war which is fine, but the explanations... More 

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