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Sad reminder of the atrocity of war. Good educational visit for kids and adults. Stories of victims... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SpikeyB2016
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Singapore, Singapore
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This very small venue is doing the work of giants. Sadly with very little support it is making... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nanachubs
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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sad reminder of the atrocity of war. Good educational visit for kids and adults. Stories of victims of UXO told in video are powerful reminder of how fortunate we are living in Singapore.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This very small venue is doing the work of giants. Sadly with very little support it is making local Laotians aware of the dangers of the many millions of land mines and unexploded bombs that lie just on or beneath the surface of the land and which daily cause such devastation to the bodies of unsuspecting men, women and children. This work should be massively supported.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've now been 3 times for this museum. When on my own getting prepared to take Laos school kids, with the kids and at last with the wife of mine. The lady that welcomes you is extremely friendly and helpful. For a little one room museum it's loaded with info. It's unfortunate that this recent historical past and bomb blight is present in Laos though it's great for guests to find out about this particular story. I'd endorse a visit.

Thank Александр В
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is little but extremely useful. There's in addition a tiny video room that runs shows video clips that are short on the effect of UXO on the regional villages. Very well filmed brief video clips that delivers a great message. There's a donation box within the centre. Please do drop the donations of yours in there in case you visit. No amount is simply too little for a great cause. There are also a little counter on the market of UXO souvenirs & gifts. I purchased the Tshirts which are really effectively printed for USD eight. Proceeds goes towards the UXO funding.

Thank Paul E
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was extremely surprising to discover that due to the Vietnamese struggle - Laos is the most bombed state per capita in the planet. It is quite depressing also to discover how this effect current advancement of the nation. UXO Lao in Luang Prabang must be necessary stop for individuals who'd want understanding current situation and the past of Laos.

Thank Eric J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really basic, one roomed museum which packs a punch. The employees are knowledgeable and passionate, and the displays plus video had been nicely done. A basic email, the usage of cluster bombs as a strategy creates additional issues in the long term and it is the innocent lives that are in danger and will usually be made to live a life of extreme caution.

Thank ricardo e
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This simple museum is a great place to visit and find out more about the damage imposed on Laos during the Vietnam war. Leave a donation so that they can carry on the great work they do and prevent more deaths and injuries from unexploded munitions. Very friendly staff.

Thank Davicato
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had read about this place before out trip to Asia and made a point of going there with my husband. The people of Laos are still suffering the effects of being the dumping ground for American bombers during what they have always called 'The American War'. At the UXO Visitor Centre we learned of the struggles that Laos is still dealing with 40 years after the end of the American/Vietnam War. In an estimated half a million bombing runs, the amount of ordnance that was dropped on this tiny country is incomprehensible. It is thought that there are still approximately 80,000 unexploded bombs buried in the countryside.

We met a team of nurses dedicated to rehabilitating people who continue to be maimed by 'bombies' - small bomblets filled with shrapnel stuffed into large bombs that detonate mid-fall, showering the countryside with ordnance that often does not explode on impact but kills and maims people, mainly farmers and their families, to this day when they step on them in their fields or when their children pick the baseball-size orbs up to play with.

This centre is sponsored by countries such as Canada, Germany, Japan and the US who provide material support in the way of vehicles and equipment (we saw a Canadian ambulance outside the building) and funding for clearing landmine sites, education, prosthetic making and rehabilitation.

This place is for everyone - and I would certainly take children, but then, we're 'those' parents who took our children to Auschwitz when they were young. They need to know about the often long lasting consequences of heinous actions and events such as war.

If there ever was a deserving cause, this is it. Donations are gratefully accepted.

Thank 285ruthn
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must do for all tourists, many people do not realise the impact of UXO's on the locals everyday lives, it's heartbreaking. Very educational.

Thank Sharon H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When I went to visit UXO in lung Prabang.
When I first saw how many bombs were dropped.
I was felt so scared! When I was watching the video I saw how many children was hurt and in pain from the bombs. It is good they are trying to find many bombs and to teaching the children how to take care themselves!

Thank soyimhuot
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