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  • Belle
    Bucheon, South Korea913 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Prior to visiting COPE, i never knew about UXO (unexploded ordnance) and that after all these years after the Vietnam War, Lao is still suffering from the dangers of it. We watched a short film about UXOs and the work done by COPE in Laos (searching for UXOs, providing help/prosthetics to people who lost their limbs etc).

    It's a small museum so it wont take much of your time but it was worthwhile for us. I have their website saved on my phone so I can learn more about this. It's free to enter as well exept for a small fee for parking if you're on a motorcycle or bicycle. You can donate or puchase from the store to help.
    Written March 3, 2024
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  • Tammy210
    Abuja, Nigeria113 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The buddha park is about 40 minutes out of Vientiane. I enjoyed looking around the collection of buddhas in the park. There are nice spots to take photos and you could easily spend up to three hours or more here.
    Written April 8, 2024
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  • camilla59
    Sydney, Australia53 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful Golden temple which you walk around but not through. Very hot so wear your hat. Only need 15-30mins here. All temples have sarongs you can borrow to enter
    Written May 8, 2024
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  • Shelley M
    Albany, New Zealand882 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is set in a wide area and there are a lot of stairs if you want to go to the top for a small fee. The views from the top are worth the effort. I like the history boards inside as I had only the brief history, so that was really helpful. Looks like they are planning more displays on the upper floors which would be a nice touch. It wasn't busy when we visited and the fountain was going. Night time would be a fantastic time to visit as it is all lit up. Definitely worth the visit. The ceiling inside the arch is really beautiful and hard to get a good photo of.
    Written April 15, 2024
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  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, DC6,641 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I noted that religious temples, pagodas, and shrines are free in most countries, particularly in Asia. This not the case here where Entrance Fee is 30,000 kips for foreigners or about $1.10.

    The Complex is huge, with many statutes of Buddhas to see. They reminded of Buddhist temples that I visited in Thailand. Took some pictures here and moved to the next attractions.
    Written April 21, 2024
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  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, DC6,641 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What I like most about this attraction is the presence of more attractions inside the Compound. There is this main temple where i noted monks praying with some visitors. The “altat” area has many statutes of Buddhas of varying sizes and colors.

    Outside are several buildings with very beautiful facades and roofs, typical Laotian architecture. One has many statutes of buddha, an elepnant bowing in front of one of the Buddha statues

    I enjoyed my visit here!
    Written April 21, 2024
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  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, DC6,641 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the things that I clearly remember during my visit here is the huge Buddha Statue lying down. Most statues are either standing or seating down. I took pictures of this Buddha and those of the other statutes near it. Had a difficult time taking a photo of the entire body of this buddha, need a better camera!
    Written April 21, 2024
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  • kristina a
    Victoria, Canada2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Informative place. Lots of I formations on how their teams are working to clear the bombs in improvised areas of Laos. Very cool that so many women are employed. The staff were very kind and helpful! Thank you, we enjoyed learning
    Written April 2, 2024
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  • RetroKitty1
    Puerto Escondido, Mexico112 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We LOVED everything about this experience! From the lovely setting in a welcoming green space to the pea flower tea to the hands-on tie dyeing of a scarf, to the visit to the museum and trying my hand at weaving. Tina, who is the most lovely, kind, and patient tour guide and instructor, was absolutely wonderful! This is a private working museum and you can feel the decades long love that this family has dedicated to their life's work. The tie dyeing experience was exceptional! I've never tie dyed anything in my life, but what a grand way to be a first timer. Tina explained everything that goes into making the plant based dye and helped me through every step. It's an experience I will never forget. The museum portion of the day was fascinating! We saw how the silk goes from the silkworm stage to threads used for weaving. The detail of their silk work is mind boggling! Mad props to the weaver! If you are going to Laos, you will be missing out on a memorable experience if you don't add this to your itinerary. This is a 10 star event!

    Thank you, Tina, for such a fun and educational time! We loved every minute of it!

    Greg and Janice
    Written May 5, 2024
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  • Hudsonmccraw
    Virginia Beach, VA3,541 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Even though foreigners to Laos pay 6 times as much as citizens of Laos, it is still a bargain at 30000 Kip. The museum had some ornate designs for the exterior. And the grounds of the museum were generally well maintained. Pictures aren’t allowed in the interior for preservation purposes, but it was intriguing to see nonetheless.
    Written August 5, 2023
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  • 4alastair4
    Worcester, UK240 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Can recommend this location as it's a very comfortable part of Vientiane just to chill out
    The evening market stalls whilst I was there were not too crowded and there were many cafes where you could eat
    Written February 17, 2020
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  • ManngaDua
    Singapore, Singapore497 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thw stupa is at middle of busy road. Kinda surprise that they could conserve this sacred monument. As I studied Sanskrit, Buddhism culture is very interesting. I hope they will keep this stupa for long time. It is acutally beautiful monument, which people may pass by.
    Written March 29, 2024
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