UXO Visitors Centre

UXO Visitors Centre

Overview

The UXO Visitors Centre is a ‘must see’ for those who travel to Luang Prabang with real-life bombies on display, survivor stories told on the walls of the centre and a moving documentary to view – you’ll have the chance to learn important and tragic facts about the Secret War.

Open Hours

Open from Monday to Friday 08:00am to 11:30pm and 13:00pm to 17:00pm
Free entrance (donations encouraged)

Access

Located in Wat Naviengkham village. On the road behind Souphanouvong Monument and it takes about 12 minutes walk from the city center.

Details

Did you know that Laos is the most heavily bombed nation, per capita, in history? Between 1964-1973, Laos was hit by an average of one B-52 bomb-load every eight minutes. The US dropped more bombs on Laos during this period than those dropped during WWII. A large percentage of the ‘bombies’ that rained down on this country remain in the earth – unexploded – continuing to cause a devastating impact, with casualties and injuries a regular occurrence. The UXO Visitor’s Centre in Luang Prabang offers you the chance to learn more about the Secret War. There are displays of real-life bombies, compelling survivor stories, as well as a viewing room where you can watch a documentary about the dangerous work being done to clean up the bombies.

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