UXO Lao Visitors Centre
UXO Lao Visitors Centre
4.5
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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  • David
    Lille, France1,815 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Free and educational.
    This small museum is free to visit and raises your understanding of the UXO siuation faced by the Laotian people. There are some very emotional videos showing how UXO victims became injured. It shouldn't take more then an hour. Worth going, particualrly in wet weather.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written August 5, 2023
  • Ana-Maria B
    Cluj-Napoca, Romania1,348 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Important work, sobering visit
    This is a smaller center than others, but worth checking out. The UXOs everywhere, as well as the sobering documentaries presenting the victims make for a powerful experience. Also, your money can support a really good cause either by donation or buying some souvenirs.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 9, 2023
  • Valadams1
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    UXO centres in Vientiane and Luang Prabang
    UXO (unexploded ordinance) visit at the COPE (Cooperative Orthotic & Prosthetic Enterprise) centre in Vientiane (capital of Laos) was an eye opener. A must go. Videos available. Equally we went to the UXO in Luang Prabang - do go there also. NO entry fee, but u can buy artefacts, shirt or donate cash into a box. Very moving experience.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 7, 2024
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Alex H
Port St. Mary, UK2,601 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
It’s a slight walk out of the main town but well worth it. Entry is free and you can spend approximately 1 hour here. This one is more aimed at the process of finding and removing the UXO rather than the recovery focus in Vientiane. There are bombs and shell casings on snow, and the movie is very sad but interesting to watch. Highly recommend.
Written March 8, 2023
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Lois v
Rotterdam, The Netherlands13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
The UXO center sheds a light on a very sad part of Lao history. I think anyone should go to educate yourself about something that was and still is a very impactful matter for the Lao people. The museum itself is small and clearly does not get a great deal of funding, so don't expect something spectacular. Nonetheless it's really worth going.
Written March 21, 2023
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David
Lille, France1,815 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
This small museum is free to visit and raises your understanding of the UXO siuation faced by the Laotian people. There are some very emotional videos showing how UXO victims became injured.

It shouldn't take more then an hour. Worth going, particualrly in wet weather.
Written August 5, 2023
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Laurie P
Princeton, NJ137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Good explanation of the awful, outrageous bombing campaign on Laos by the US in the 60s and 70s. Unreal. Made us want to give them a pile of money but turns out it's not so easy (other than by dropping money in the box). The website (a little hard to find but TA won't let me list it) says the online donation system is coming soon. Sigh. Will do a bank transfer but... should be easier. Maybe a card or pamphlet with donation link. Loads of guilty Americans would donate.
Written February 13, 2023
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Valadams1
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
UXO (unexploded ordinance) visit at the COPE (Cooperative Orthotic & Prosthetic Enterprise) centre in Vientiane (capital of Laos) was an eye opener. A must go. Videos available. Equally we went to the UXO in Luang Prabang - do go there also. NO entry fee, but u can buy artefacts, shirt or donate cash into a box. Very moving experience.
Written January 7, 2024
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jo marshall
Canning, Australia16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Had a fair idea what to expect going of previous reviews. Nothing ceases to amaze us how much suffering people can inflict on each other. Well worth the visit and don't forget to watch the videos in the little theatre room at the back. It also highlights the work that is going on throughout Laos in an effort to make the country safe. You would expect that the nation responsible for most of the UXO should spend more money on cleaning up their mess !!
Written January 17, 2020
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In_vino_veritas25
Bangkok, Thailand46 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Sad to write this as I was really looking forward to seeing this centre.

Please put accurate opening times on your website/social media.
We walked 20 mins in the heat to get there at 10am on Wednesday (within opening hours) only to arrive and see it all closed up. A person nearby shrugged and said “closed”.
Written October 12, 2022
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ljpere
Auckland, New Zealand111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
I had read a little bit Lao History before arriving so was really interested to see this place. It is very small but very informative and well worth the time to learn about the horrors of war. They also play a very moving video which provides futher information. Would recommend to everyone
Written April 5, 2023
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KTP310
Reading, UK1,184 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
I learnt so much about the horrific bombing of Laos during the Vietnam war (it is the most bombed country in the world per capita). And with up to one third not detonating, the Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) continue to maim and kill as the people of Laos go about their daily life. The two films were well worth watching - one detailing the history and the other telling the story through the eyes of four children who have been terribly injured.
No charge for admission but donations to enable the organisation to carry on its vital work of education and clearance.
Written March 5, 2023
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runningnose
singapore124 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
Came here on an afternoon where some Lao students were here for a field trip too. Small place but with meaningful and clear English explanations. There's a room to watch 2 videos about the impact of UXOs on Lao people and their community. A must go to understand what Laos experienced. You can donate at the end to support them.
Written February 19, 2020
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