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“Informative little display”

COPE Visitor Centre
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Half-Day Vientiane City Tour Including Hotel Pickup
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Vientiane Full-Day Tour
Ranked #1 of 77 things to do in Vientiane
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Darwin, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
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“Informative little display”
Reviewed February 6, 2012

This is an informative little visitor centre with a suprisingly uplifting area on cluster munitions, leprosy and prosthetics. The film in the room was excellent but it does go for 40 minutes.

Visited February 2012
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Freiburg (Elbe), Germany
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“Very interesting to see”
Reviewed February 2, 2012

This infocenter gives well documented and easy information on the bombs around the country and all the harm is has done and still does.
Well documented and helpfull staff.

Visited January 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“A bit of 'responsible' travel”
Reviewed January 20, 2012

This organisation is run by Laos people to support those who have been affected by the ridiculous amount of unexploded ordinance left in the country after the Vietnam War. They also help others who have lost limbs etc through other accidents. They help with accommodation in Vientiane, surgery and rehabilitation that many injured people wouldn't otherwise be able to afford. At their facility, as well as all the buildings needed to provide this support, they have a small informative museum and show several films in a small theatre (eg. the Australian-made documentary 'Bomb Harvest'. It's not particularly political but is well worth the tuk tuk trip to see this other side of Laos that so many tourists don't know much at all about.

Visited January 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Informative”
Reviewed January 16, 2012

An interesting and informative place to visit. Make time to watch the video (or at least some of it, it lasts one hour) as it gives an insight to the work being done to rid the countryside of unexploded bombs.

Visited January 2012
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“UNforgettable”
Reviewed January 12, 2012

I had no idea, before I visited Laos, how badly it was bombed and what an oongoing impact bombies have here. It was brought starkly home to me when I saw a man with no hands sitting outside this visitor centre. EVeryone should see the work being done here and at MAG in Phonsavan.

Visited January 2012
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