Lao National History Museum, Vientiane

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Glimpse the country's turbulent past at Lao National History Museum, dedicated to the Laotian struggle for independence and plight under colonial rule. Situated in a French-era house that dates back to 1925, the museum features a slightly chaotic display of artifacts and photos, covering the history and culture of Laos from prehistoric to the modern times, with special emphasis on the 1970s revolution. Admire the ancient relics on the first floor, then go upstairs to learn about Laos' fight to end occupation and the establishment of communism. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Vientiane holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Lao National History Museum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The present building is closed,and is presently being relocated to a new building out of the city centre.I visited the Tourist Information Centre,who didnt know when the new museum will open - watch....  more »
  • We went to the museum, but it had moved. Don't go to Rue Samsenthai. There is a new location for the museum, but we did not go there.  more »
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