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Health & safety

Dangers & annoyances

Take care when walking in the fields around Phonsavan as UXO are common. Muddy areas are sometimes dotted with ‘bomblets’ –fist-sized explosives that are left over from cluster bombs dropped in the 1970s.

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While you're there

Medical services

Lao-Mongolian Friendship Hospital (312166) Good for minor needs, but medical emergencies will need to be taken to Vientiane.

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