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The Savannakhet Dinosaur Museum

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Address: Thanon Khanthaburi, Ban Sayaphoum, Muang Khanthaburi, Khoueng | Provincial Science, Technology and Environment Office, Savannakhet, Laos
Phone Number: +856 41 212 597

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Good short stop

As the other reviews mention, it's small and quaint and in French. Despite this, if the curator is there and lets you hold bones and shows you the stuff out the back it makes it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is really small, but what do you expect in such a poor country? Its not the adventure experience you get when you visit a Dino Park back in your homecoubtry with a 4D cinema part and moving dinosaur replicas ;) They dont get any financial help from the government, so they do need the support from visitors. Do... More 

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Euroa, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

As the other reviews mention, it's small and quaint and in French. Despite this, if the curator is there and lets you hold bones and shows you the stuff out the back it makes it worth it. It would be great if they could justify investment but I can't imagine that will happen - get a hold of a dinosaur... More 

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Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I had been seeing images of dinosaurs on everything relating to Savannakhet so I was curious to check out the museum. It was 10,000 kip/person and took about 15 minutes to walk through. There wasn't too much inside but why not just stop in? There isn't a ton to do in Savannakhet and they are quite proud of their dinosaurs!

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Thank Sara G
Yekaterinburg, Russia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Nice little "museum" for 20 minutes :) Only 2 rooms. Most of signs are in Franch not English so tourists from France can understand more :) Allowed to touch some dinosaurs bones - maybe it is most interesting part

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Thank MaximNaumov
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Small but interesting museum. We really enjoyed it here. We both got to hold a t Rex bone! Not going to get that anywhere else I imagine.

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Thank Katty_Jam
Penang
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I did really like the little museum. There is a fee to be paid but when I was there, there was no one to charge me. There are some great skeletons and good though brief information. West of Savannakhet is the area where up to today are dinosaurs have been found so it's very possible since my visit my fossils... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Nothing to go crazy about, but this is a nice little diversion for a morning or afternoon. If you get lucky, you might get the archaeologist who was on some of the digs to take you around. Bones and photos.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

There's not much to see and mostly signs are in France or Lao so not much to understand either. But if you want to spent 30 minutes and $1, that's great way to do it in Savannakhet.

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Thank 440teemuh
Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

The museum, located close to the river, consists of 2 rooms. There are some interesting exhibits. Unfortunately - for non French speakers - all explanation boards are in Lao and French only.

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

We expected a bit more out of this museum. There are only 2 rooms filled with bones from dinosaurs. A lot is written in Lao and a bit in French.

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