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UXO Laos Visitor Center
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Informative”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2013

Small exhibition on UXO from the American bombings had on Laos during the Vietnam War and the issues it is continuing the caused within Lao. Worth visiting If you have not been to COPE in Vientiane. Museum is open Monday to Friday from 8:12 am to 12am and 1pm to 4pm

Visited November 2013
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Sobering but essential”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2013

Managed to walk here from the old town, but took quite a while along a not terribly pleasant road. Not the easiest place to find.
Very well presented exhibits and a really informative film show (dodgy soundtrack sadly).
I hadn't realised how much the 'legacy' left behind by the US was affecting so many people today - loss of life and limbs.
Do go, as it is quite an eye-opener

Visited November 2013
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Byron Bay, Australia
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“A must”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2013

Very informative, a good presentation of the "secret war" and its effects on present-day life in Laos. A must for any visitor to this beautiful country.

Visited November 2013
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Thank MM-Byron
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Seattle, Washington
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545 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Go for the lesson, not the glitz”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

A very simple, one-roomed museum that packs a punch. The staff are passionate and knowledgable, and the displays and video were well done. A simple message, the use of clusterbombs as a tactic creates more problems in the future and it's the innocent lives who are at risk and will always be forced to live a life of caution. Makes you think hard about how the current use of similar warfare tactics could ever be justified, and who should be responsible for cleaning up the mess they leave.

Visited November 2013
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London
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“A sobering but worthwhile part of visiting Laos.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

An important reminder of what Laos has suffered and continues to suffer. Walk there from your hotel to see more of Luang Prabang.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Emm C
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