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COPE Visitor Centre

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Address: Boulevard Khouvieng | National Rehabilitation Centre, Vientiane 0100, Laos
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+856 21 218 427
09:00 - 18:00
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Inspirational and moving

A must-see in Vientiane, this museum is well presented and detailed. The stories shown are personal and moving. Laos was a victim of the terrible secret war and her people are... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2016
Caroline F
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

A must-see in Vientiane, this museum is well presented and detailed. The stories shown are personal and moving. Laos was a victim of the terrible secret war and her people are still feeling the after effects of the cluster bombs dropped unofficially during the war with Vietnam. I would recommend a visit to everyone.

Thank Caroline F
Kingston, Jamaica
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

This was my last stop on a walkabout of Vientiane. It's quite a walk from the other "sights" to see in the town (the sights are lame). I almost gave up trying to find it, thinking I must have passed it. But thank goodness for Google Maps - I found it 5 minutes after I started thinking about turning back.... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

A must visit in Vientiane. Just again confirms the futility of war. They doing excellent work, thank goodness some organisations are trying to improve things

Thank derekd42015
Port MacDonnell, Australia
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

Would recommend seeing in conjunction with an UXO (unexploded ordinance) museum to appreciate fully.

Thank pedro315
Baerum Municipality, Norway
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

The COPE visitor centre is located in the heart of Vientiane, the capital of Laos. The center is located within walking distance from most hotels in the city. The center showcases various artifacts, from mines and bombs, to pictures and stories of how people were injured or killed by these terrible weapons. There is also a video room where one... More 

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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

This Museum is free to enter. It has lots of history about the Indochina war and about the mines/bombs, which is a fight they still face today. It was easy to look around and follow the blue prints on the ground for direction (although that seems hard for some people...).

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Vientiane, Laos
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

I first visited Laos in early 1975. I didn't know at the time about the secret war that was going on at the time. This visitor center shows the ongoing effects of that war and the continuing impact after the war ended in 1975. The displays and video resources have been significantly upgraded since last year when I was last... More 

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Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

A must visit when in Laos. Eye opening and brings awareness. Really opened my eyes and allowed me to understand the tragedy of the silent war on Laos. They show a movie and is a walk through museum.

Thank Aubrey S
Merriott, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

The COPE visitor centre was closed for refurbishment but the young staff made an exception for a European family ahead of me and we were all in. It is not a comfortable exhibition when you realise what was done (and is still being done) to the people of Laos. During the Vietnam War (called the American War by the Vietnamese)... More 

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Fremantle, Australia
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Reviewed 16 July 2016

A high quality and very informative rehabilitation centre which represents some hope for mainly UXO victims after the devastating US bombing campaign 40+ years ago. The centre is well laid out with good interpretive boards which help explain the context of the situations.

Thank gpwilliamson

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