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COPE Visitor Centre

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Address: Boulevard Khouvieng | National Rehabilitation Centre, Vientiane 0100, Laos
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+856 21 218 427
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US$194.00*
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Half-Day Vientiane City Tour Including Hotel Pickup
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US$215.00*
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Informative and inspiring

We paid a fix price for a taxi to take us to a few attraction spot, COPE is certainly worth to visit. It's well explained in English and I watched the documentary about how... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2016
Chin Y
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The Netherlands
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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We paid a fix price for a taxi to take us to a few attraction spot, COPE is certainly worth to visit. It's well explained in English and I watched the documentary about how victim got out of the situation after losing an arm or a legs. Very inspiring. There is a canteen at the entrance, we had simple authentic... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Interesting museum to learn about UXOs and the clearance taking place in Laos. There are a variety of documentaries to watch, and the one we watched (Bomb Harvest) was very interesting.

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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

This is truly an emotional experience. I walked out of there feeling deeply effected and amazed at not only the hardship these people go through but how they get through it. Worth a visit

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

A little difficult to find but the stories and Ingenuity of the Lao people who have lost limbs is inspiring.

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Velsen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We never knew what happened here in Laos the awful years of the Vietnam war. This is truly a story untold in modern history books and indeed we owe it to future generations to clean up this mess. The people and organisation of Cope do a really great job and the least each tourist to Laos can do is visit... More 

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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

I'm not a great museum lover but I really recommend going here as it was so educating and interesting. It's based around the bombing in the Vietnam war as Laos is the most heavily bombed country EVER! As a result there are still 80 million unexploded bombs still out there. There is a cinema room showing a really interesting film... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

20minute walk from main area. Worth going to see the impact of the war on Laos. They're charity run so it's free but takes donations. Not much to do in Vientiane so worth a visit

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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

A very sad consequence of the war between Vietnam and The USA. This place will show you unexploded landmines and other bomb's that fell on Lao in the 1960s & 1970s, even though Lao was neutral, it was caught up in the war just due to proximity of the Vietnam border and the HCM trail. Well worth the visit and... More 

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Reviewed 11 August 2016

Most of the people have no idea about how terrible the bombing in Laos was. The so-called "Secret War" was silenced and even those who know about facts ignore the extension of the bombing. And the mining. What happened in Laos was terrible, and nobody has been acquainted with it. There are two big bills to pay: One is moral... More 

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Reviewed 10 August 2016

This was the highlight of our trip to Vientiane. Very informative and moving. It might look a bit out of town, but it is easy walking distance.

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