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Lao National History Museum

Rue Samsenthai, Vientiane, Laos, Vientiane, Laos
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Interesting but rundown

We spent about 45 min walking through the museum. Inside it was quite warm and most of the exhibits... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2017
Steve O
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
via mobile
not much to see

Very poor museum. In the 1st floor, there are exhibits of several archaeological sites in Laos... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
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Rue Samsenthai, Vientiane, Laos, Vientiane, Laos
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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

We spent about 45 min walking through the museum. Inside it was quite warm and most of the exhibits and photos were faded and in need of repair. There were some interesting things one could learn about Laos history and you could see some ancient...More

Thank Steve O
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Very poor museum. In the 1st floor, there are exhibits of several archaeological sites in Laos. In the 2nd floor, it is a bunch of old photos arranged in a semi-random way that doesn't make sense. I didn't learn much of anything coming out of...More

Thank nanoDelaware
Reviewed 2 April 2017

The cost of this museum was 10,000 Kip, or about $1.25, and is worth it for the price. It is a low tech, basically organized museum with few explanations and no graphics. Some rooms without windows had no electricity so it was impossible to see...More

Thank R___D169
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Don't worry if you missed it. I won't go there twice. But, there is nothing much to see in Vientiane, if you want to kill your time, why not?

Thank linzfj
Reviewed 25 March 2017

the best thing is, there is a real dinosour bone found in Laos here. just nice. haha. but most of the relics here are dated. i think you can find more relics in france about Laos than here.

Thank NizamMasood
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This museum overall is quite poor, but is interesting in the limited signage that is has about the West. This Communist country expresses its strong lack of approval for the "Imperialist" Americans and its puppets. That, alone, is a real education. Other than that, this...More

Thank Iwannagetoff
Reviewed 10 March 2017

A large big old house, by the busy main road. No signs in english. Rather run down. Inside it's big with lots of artefacts but very poorly displayed. It was almost empty when I went and I happily moved from room to room, but at...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Simple but meaningful place to visit in Vientiane. Giving an idea about the interesting history of this country with pleasant and nice people.

Thank Constantin A
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Interesting exhibitions on the recent history of the country with a focus on the years of the liberation war and the period of the Vietnam war

Thank bruno123452015
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Worth a visit can be done in about an hour or so and only cost 10,000 kip. Exhibits were great, learnt a lot more about the secret war fought by the Americans in Laos.

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