Sekong Provincial Historical Museum

Bolaven Plateau Region

The first floor has just a few old stones, UXO and photos from the war years. But the tribal displays of textiles and household tools (don't miss the bamboo forge for making knives) upstairs are well presented with labels in English. The focus is Katu, but Alak, Yai, Talieng, Suay and many more ethnic minorities are covered too. It's up the road north from the tourism office.

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