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Timings : 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM & 1:30 PM to 4 PM

Time Required : 2 hours

Entry Fee : 5000 LAK or 0.5 USD

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Lao People's Army Museum, Vientiane Overview

Lao People's Army Museum or The Lao Museum of Military History is located in Phonkheng village, in Xaysettha district close to the city of Vientiane in Laos. The museum houses collection from the revolutionary period in Laos from the 1950s to the formation of the Lao People's Democratic Republic in 1975. If you are interested in the war history of Laos, the museum is worth visiting on your trip to Vientiane.

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Best time to visit

The best time to visit Lao People's Army Museum is during the afternoon so that you can escape the hot weather outside.

Lao People's Army Museum History & Significance

The Lao People's Army was built in 1976. It houses a wide range of military equipment and war weapons. The birth and history of the Lao's People Army are found in the museum's collections. A section has elaborate details of the rise of the Lao military against foreign invaders. The revolutionary war fought for over 25 years by the army against ethnic oppression could be known through a series of pictures, tools and weapons on display. 

There is a section which focuses on the evolution of Laos after the liberation, the fight against communism including the formation of Laos Democratic Republic. A cinema hall inside the museum has regular shows on war documentaries and details of events in Laos history. There is a permanent gallery dedicated to the soldiers, which depict their bravery stories. There are statues of Laos military leaders, heroes of the wars, troop vehicles and warplanes outside the building.

How To Reach Lao People's Army Museum

The Lao People's Army Museum is located about 30 minutes from the city centre of Vientiane. You can get there by hiring a Tuk-Tuk for about 5 USD for a round trip that can be shared as well. Or you can rent a motorbike daily for about 8 USD per day that would also give you the flexibility to combine multiple attractions.

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