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Lao National History Museum, Vientiane
(2.1/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
Glimpse the country's turbulent past at Lao National History Museum, dedicated to the Laotian struggle for independence and plight under colonial rule. Situated in a French-era house that dates back to 1925, the museum features a slightly chaotic display of artifacts and photos, covering the history and culture of Laos from prehistoric to the modern times, with special emphasis on the 1970s revolution. Admire the ancient relics on the first floor, then go upstairs to learn about Laos' fight to end occupation and the establishment of communism. Make Lao National History Museum part of your personalized Vientiane itinerary using our Vientiane itinerary maker.
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  • Tom and I have a lot of stuff is mostly without photo exhibition only once-friendly. The bag should be kept in wooden's. The staff is not friendly. I remember I wrote a lot of their guns mostly war and more.
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  • The Museum has received much foreign aid from, inter alia, Australia, which means that the Museum's section about the early history is very good and with good English-clear is worth visiting. When you come up through the time of the revolution and the civil war can be quickly notice that English level and quality and objectivity plummeted. Here are screwed up now for the Communist Party's propaganda, which made the visit tremendously interesting and eye-opening for the society in Laos is still. Surreal experience, which certainly must be tested!
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  • Without a doubt the worst history museum that I have ever seen. In Laos pay for breathing and the Museum was not going to be less. Leaving the Museum knew less than the history of Laos to when. Nothing is documented, there is a guide to follow, they seem to pieces that have been finding sunsets in a dirty without tagged showcase, rather than a showcase of history seems a post of the night market. We ask for information at the entrance but everything we said was 'no' and 'pay pays'. This well explained part of the war either. They should use the money from the entrance to maintain and document the Museum. Do not miss the time to see this museum if you have not many days here.
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  • Not well maintained, but interesting. Perhaps half is dedicated to the older history of the country, the rest (from the secret war onward) seems more like a propaganda piece. Interesting diorama carved from a stump outside the building which you can view without having to pay admission.
  • All the information given would satisfy an elementary school student, but no one obove that age (at least the english partsof the information cards). Nevertheless it informs about all the decades and centurys that Laos went through, but many countrys have way better national museums
  • Army museum is closed weekends, so I came here instead. Alright for 30-60 mins and easily accessible
  • Quite poor museum. At the begining it's not that bad you can see exposition about ancient history and archeology but the information are quite poor or nonexisting. The second half of the museum is history of past 100 years and there the propaganda begins. Most of the exposition are just photos of war events, politics and their leaders and generals. Not really interesting and the information there are very bad or none. Last part is about current development and it's mostly just propaganda.. It's not worth the 10k to go there.
  • Needs maintenance and better quality of exhibits, befitting a national museum....but this place must not be missed