UXO Laos Information Centre

Top choice in Luang Prabang

The sobering UXO Laos Information Centre helps you get a grip on the devastation Laos suffered in the Second Indochina War and how nearly 40 years later death or injury from unexploded ordnance (UXO) remains an everyday reality in several provinces. If you miss it here, there's a similar centre in Phonsavan.

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1. Wat Manorom

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2. Wat Wisunarat

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3. That Makmo

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4. Wat That Luang

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Traditionally the cremation site for Lao royalty, legend has it that Wat That Luang was originally established by Ashokan missionaries in the 3rd century…

5. Wat Pha Mahathat

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7. Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden

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8. Phu Si


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