UXO Visitors Centre
The UXO Visitors Centre is a ‘must see’ for those who travel to Luang Prabang with real-life bombies on display, survivor stories told on the walls of the centre and a moving documentary to view – you’ll have the chance to learn important and tragic facts about the Secret War.
- Open from Monday to Friday 08:00am to 11:30pm and 13:00pm to 17:00pm
- Free entrance (donations encouraged)
- Located in Wat Naviengkham village. On the road behind Souphanouvong Monument and it takes about 12 minutes walk from the city center.
- Did you know that Laos is the most heavily bombed nation, per capita, in history? Between 1964-1973, Laos was hit by an average of one B-52 bomb-load every eight minutes. The US dropped more bombs on Laos during this period than those dropped during WWII. A large percentage of the ‘bombies’ that rained down on this country remain in the earth – unexploded – continuing to cause a devastating impact, with casualties and injuries a regular occurrence. The UXO Visitor’s Centre in Luang Prabang offers you the chance to learn more about the Secret War. There are displays of real-life bombies, compelling survivor stories, as well as a viewing room where you can watch a documentary about the dangerous work being done to clean up the bombies.