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Uxo Lao, Phonsavan

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Learn about the devastating state of post-war Laos at Uxo Lao, which displays photos, shells, and other reminders of the Second Indochina War. The center aims to educate visitors about the lives of the local people and their daily struggle with unexploded ordnance. Make Uxo Lao a centerpiece of your Phonsavan vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Phonsavan travel itinerary planner .
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  • Xieng Khouang, the mountain of the same name and destroyed province capital, has been replaced by the new town of Phonsavan. It is a modern city no charm, but where one is forced to stay if you want to visit the sites of the plain of jars and see hmong villages and thai.
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  • A wonderful cause and an eye-opening experience. They support local makers and put back into communities. The small boutique shop sells a selection of beautifully made Lao crafts.  more »
  • On the spurned feeling of aging facilities, and are cluttered with exhibits is stating the degree felt. No tourists had been deserted.
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You'll find a decent mix of accommodations in Phonsavan, with the landscape and cultural attractions bringing in a diverse set of visitors each year. The main street and adjoining roads remain the place to look for backpacker hostels and guesthouses. Close to the amenities of the town, including tour companies and restaurants, the simple accommodations are conveniently located and comfortable, non-fussy, and budget-friendly. Look to the surrounding hills for some more upscale options, with hotels enjoying commanding views of the surrounding scenery.
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