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Lao National History Museum

Rue Samsenthai, Vientiane, Laos, Vientiane, Laos
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Museum in Transition Period!

The Museum is moving to the Sixth Kilometers, near the Kaysone Phomvihane Museum and the National... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
Nonthaburi Province, Thailand
Good collections but run down

A lot of collections materials. Pictures. Way way back very interesting useful. It would be more... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
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Rue Samsenthai, Vientiane, Laos, Vientiane, Laos
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Reviewed 13 May 2017

The Museum is moving to the Sixth Kilometers, near the Kaysone Phomvihane Museum and the National Library of Laos. However, it still operates and welcomes the visitors at the old building on the Samsenthai Rue. This museum is a center of Lao National historiography, which...More

Thank krida802000
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

A lot of collections materials. Pictures. Way way back very interesting useful. It would be more attractive. Interesting useful if better maintained. Organized. May be private enterprises with relevant interest will be keen to assist

Thank Spiderdog49
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

While a lot of the information is photographs of people without the story and what happened, there are interesting pieces to see here and there. It's a relatively small museum but you can see through exhibits of nationalism, war propaganda, and a little on UXO...More

Thank BeFun4Every1
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

It is interesting if you are passing or doing a tour of the capital. It gives you an insight into the history of Lao.

Thank GregAussie1
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

We spent about 45 min walking through the museum. Inside it was quite warm and most of the exhibits and photos were faded and in need of repair. There were some interesting things one could learn about Laos history and you could see some ancient...More

Thank Steve O
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Very poor museum. In the 1st floor, there are exhibits of several archaeological sites in Laos. In the 2nd floor, it is a bunch of old photos arranged in a semi-random way that doesn't make sense. I didn't learn much of anything coming out of...More

Thank nanoDelaware
Reviewed 2 April 2017

The cost of this museum was 10,000 Kip, or about $1.25, and is worth it for the price. It is a low tech, basically organized museum with few explanations and no graphics. Some rooms without windows had no electricity so it was impossible to see...More

Thank R___D169
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Don't worry if you missed it. I won't go there twice. But, there is nothing much to see in Vientiane, if you want to kill your time, why not?

Thank linzfj
Reviewed 25 March 2017

the best thing is, there is a real dinosour bone found in Laos here. just nice. haha. but most of the relics here are dated. i think you can find more relics in france about Laos than here.

Thank NizamMasood
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This museum overall is quite poor, but is interesting in the limited signage that is has about the West. This Communist country expresses its strong lack of approval for the "Imperialist" Americans and its puppets. That, alone, is a real education. Other than that, this...More

Thank Iwannagetoff
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