UXO Visitors Centre
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 from Monday to Friday 08:00am to 11:30pm and 13:00pm to 17:00pm
Free entrance (donations encouraged)
Located in Wat Naviengkham village. On the road behind Souphanouvong Monument and it takes about 12 minutes walk from the city center.
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.
Others in Culture & History
The National Museum is the former Royal Palace. This fascinating tourism site offers visitors the chance to learn about the royal family and find out about the rich history of Luang Prabang.
Enjoy the culture of Laos by witnessing a tradtional dance performance known as Phralak Phralam at the Royal Palace. Performances occur weekly. You will find the schedule outside the performance hall in the Royal Palace grounds.
Heritage Information Center
Located in a charming wooden historic building, the Heritage Information Center, known as Heuanchan offers visitors the chance to learn about traditional ways of life.