Lao People's Army Museum

Attraction Ban Phonkheng Vientiane Laos Published on: 13-11-2015

1 hour
08:30 AM - 04:00 PM
09:00 AM
10:00 AM
First-time visit
Attraction
Cultural
Historic
Museum
Must see
Kids
1.23 USD

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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
The People’s Security Museum was established to promote the 50th anniversary of founding the Lao People’s Security Forces and to recognize the dedication of Lao leaders and warriors

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Why Lao People's Army Museum is special ?

The Lao People’s Army History Museum in Vientiane, Laos is located near the Ministry of Defense on Kaisone Phomvihane Road. Established in 1976, the museum contains weapons, tools, and photos of the Lao People’s Army during the revolutionary period from 1950 until the liberation for independence of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic in 1975.


Just outside of the main building there is an exhibition of the different kinds of troop vehicles and war planes that were used during the wars. Inside, a short documentary can be viewed about important key historical events of Laos. They have a display of statues of Lao leaders, heroes, and other important figures in Lao history. Their permanent gallery tells the ordinary and extraordinary stories of the soldiers and Lao people that served in Lao armies.


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What to explore at Lao People's Army Museum?

The entrance of the museum can easily be seen with its imposing armored personnel carrier and a tank that makes the museum stand out from the rest of the buildings on the block. Sculptures that depict the revolutionary struggle of the workers can also be seen upfront. Its newest building was opened in late 2005 and can found behind the main building.

The museum contains a wide range of artifacts and photographs that relate to the roles the Lao People’s Army played during the revolutionary struggle. From its inception during the 1950s up until the establishment of the People’s Democratic Republic of Laos in 1976, the museum has featured all the achievements of the army through the years.

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How to get to Lao People's Army Museum?

From the central bus station, take bus number 29 (2,000 kip) heading towards Dongdok; tell the driver to drop you at the museum. A Tuk-Tuk from the center of town costs about 25,000 kip.

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Selling points

  • “Military history counts”
  • “The Lao view on security”
  • "An impressive building"
  • “Interesting visit”
  • "Great collection"
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  • No photograph, no smoking, no touch and climbing and don't make noise'
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  • You can get a tuk tuk to and from the Pha That Luang Temple which is five minutes' walk away.
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This museum was opened in 2000. It is said that the Chinese government donated funds to realize this impressive building with two flours, an enormous staircase and a lot of marble. It is on Kaisone Phomviane Road, five minutes from the Security Museum and less than one kilometer from That Luang Stupa. The exterior presents a golden statue of three soldiers, including a women as a symbol for both the provider and the fighter if circumstances demand, a larger statue of fighters through the ages and military vehicles and planes. There is a second exterior at the backside of the building. The entrance fee is 5000 Kip (some 0.60 US $). Bagage/camera's must be put into lockers. A friendly captain or major welcomes visitors. On the ground floor one finds military equipment. On the first floor it is about military history, the war of independence from France, the Vietnam era (when Laos was severely bombed) and boarder skirmishes with Thailand. Paintings, pictures, weapons, maps and uniforms illustrate these histories. There are pictures of heroes (including three women fighters) and of the most important generals in the Lao Army. This museum presents a good picture of the Lao view on the history of the country and the role of the revolutionary movement. Many things are explained in english. The wording however may bring some smiles. Bombs, for example, are 'booms'. There is no documentation on the museum itself. Please be aware that the toilets (who are in a small building at the back of the museum) are (at least for men) of the 'old type'. The guest book near the entrance gives an interesting view on visitors. Western countries are certainly less represented. If one wants to understand Lao history this museum is certainly a must.

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An impressive building houses this museum. On the outside several vehicles (ranging from military and police to fire-department) are standing guard. The museum was officially opened on April 5, 2011, to promote the 50th anniversary of the founding of Lao People's Security Forces in 1961. A sign warns the visitor what the rules of the house are: 'no weapons and bagage (there are lockers); no photograph, no smoking, no touch and climbing and don't make noise'. On two flours visitors find an interesting introduction in Lao Security Forces and the Ministry of Public Security. Pictures, uniforms, badges and statues illustrate history and present. There is information on the role of Lao People's Revolutionary Party Movement within the police, the role of police in fostering security in communities, on the fight against drugs, theft and forgery and on international co-operation to strengthen security. The third floor is at present empty. The guest-book indicates that few foreigners unfortunately have discovered this spot. Just on the other side of the round-about where this museum can be found is the Army History Museum. A good combination!

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Если у вас есть велосипед. это место легко достижимо - минут пять езды от арки Патусай. По другую сторону площади - такой же забавный, но более напыщенный музей национальной безопасности.Пропаганда и старое вооружение - основа коллекции. Ваш велосипед будут охранять как экспонат, пока вы неспешно осваиваете прохладные залы и выискиваете хоть что-то по-настоящему интересное. Если на город времени мало на стоит внимания, но при наличии свободного дня лучше посетить.

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This museum was opened in 2000. It is said that the Chinese government donated funds to realize this impressive building with two flours, an enormous staircase and a lot of marble. It is on Kaisone Phomviane Road, five minutes from the Security Museum and less than one kilometer from That Luang Stupa. The exterior presents a golden statue of three soldiers, including a women as a symbol for both the provider and the fighter if circumstances demand, a larger statue of fighters through the ages and military vehicles and planes. There is a second exterior at the backside of the building. The entrance fee is 5000 Kip (some 0.60 US $). Bagage/camera's must be put into lockers. A friendly captain or major welcomes visitors. On the ground floor one finds military equipment. On the first floor it is about military history, the war of independence from France, the Vietnam era (when Laos was severely bombed) and boarder skirmishes with Thailand. Paintings, pictures, weapons, maps and uniforms illustrate these histories. There are pictures of heroes (including three women fighters) and of the most important generals in the Lao Army. This museum presents a good picture of the Lao view on the history of the country and the role of the revolutionary movement. Many things are explained in english. The wording however may bring some smiles. Bombs, for example, are 'booms'. There is no documentation on the museum itself. Please be aware that the toilets (who are in a small building at the back of the museum) are (at least for men) of the 'old type'. The guest book near the entrance gives an interesting view on visitors. Western countries are certainly less represented. If one wants to understand Lao history this museum is certainly a must.

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