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Address: Boulevard Khouvieng | National Rehabilitation Centre, Vientiane 0100, Laos
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+856 21 218 427
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US$194.00*
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Half-Day Vientiane City Tour Including Hotel Pickup
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US$215.00*
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Vientiane Full-Day Tour

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An Inspiring Place

A little difficult to find but the stories and Ingenuity of the Lao people who have lost limbs is inspiring.

Reviewed 12 August 2016
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Canberra, Australia
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

A little difficult to find but the stories and Ingenuity of the Lao people who have lost limbs is inspiring.

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Velsen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We never knew what happened here in Laos the awful years of the Vietnam war. This is truly a story untold in modern history books and indeed we owe it to future generations to clean up this mess. The people and organisation of Cope do a really great job and the least each tourist to Laos can do is visit... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I'm not a great museum lover but I really recommend going here as it was so educating and interesting. It's based around the bombing in the Vietnam war as Laos is the most heavily bombed country EVER! As a result there are still 80 million unexploded bombs still out there. There is a cinema room showing a really interesting film... More 

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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

20minute walk from main area. Worth going to see the impact of the war on Laos. They're charity run so it's free but takes donations. Not much to do in Vientiane so worth a visit

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

A very sad consequence of the war between Vietnam and The USA. This place will show you unexploded landmines and other bomb's that fell on Lao in the 1960s & 1970s, even though Lao was neutral, it was caught up in the war just due to proximity of the Vietnam border and the HCM trail. Well worth the visit and... More 

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Reviewed 10 August 2016

Most of the people have no idea about how terrible the bombing in Laos was. The so-called "Secret War" was silenced and even those who know about facts ignore the extension of the bombing. And the mining. What happened in Laos was terrible, and nobody has been acquainted with it. There are two big bills to pay: One is moral... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

This was the highlight of our trip to Vientiane. Very informative and moving. It might look a bit out of town, but it is easy walking distance.

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Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Most of us are now fully aware of what occurred during the Vietnam/American war and will have opinions one way or the other. However I was not aware before visiting Lao (and this might just be my ignorance) of how badly bombed this country was during the same war. Far worse than many other countries in history. This place gives... More 

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Reviewed 8 August 2016

I was in Laos for a volunteer program and this place was included in our orientation city tour. Best place for information about the history of Laos that most people otherwise wouldnt have known. We watched a documentary about UXO problem from the Vietnam War by USA and the ongoing bomb disposal programs. I was shocked to realise that Laos... More 

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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We went to the Cope because of the good TA-feedback and were not disappointed. The whole place, no matter how small, is very thoroughly planned. Nothing seems out of place or superfluous. You really feel that someone had a plan when designing the place and the exhibition. It is a very informative 1-2 hours (or less, depending on how much... More 

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