Cope Visitor CentreCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: Boulevard Khouvieng, Vientiane, Laos
- Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +856-21241972
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids
Cope Visitor Centre - Review
A part of Laos’ troubled history is the Vietnam War which lasted till 1973. Around two million tons of ordnance was dropped on Laos during this war, which resulted in severe disability amongst the local population. The Cooperative Orthotic and Prosthetic Enterprise (COPE) Centre works with disabled people in third world countries and offers rehabilitative service in terms of physical and psychological therapy. The Visitor Centre here offers interaction with victims, documentary films about UXOs and COPE. Visitors are welcome to custom-made ice-cream and refreshments at the Karma Cafe. Proceeds from this cafe go directly to the centre’s funds. Visitors can make donations and contribute to COPE’s mission.
Cope Visitor Centre Information
- There is a gift shop and café in the visitor’s centre. Proceeds generated from the two are directed towards the COPE funds.
How To reach Cope Visitor Centre by Public Transport
- You can hire a cab/bicycle/jumbo to get here.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Cope Visitor Centre
71.03% of people who visit Vientiane include Cope Visitor Centre in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
75.81% of people start their Cope Visitor Centre visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Cope Visitor Centre
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Cope Visitor Centre
Cope Visitor Centre Trips
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Cope Visitor Centre, Vientiane Reviews
This was an informative visit on our day in Vientiane. We stayed about an hour. There is information in English and 2 other languages, and various videos as you go around sharing lots of facts. You can see many prosthetic limbs and read the stories of people COPE has helped. There is also a choice of videos you can watch. Great centre doing good work. Worth a visit and a donation.
They obviously do great work but I think they could sell themselves more. Most tourists don't mind paying extra for an item if the money is going to a charity. There was very little to buy here and the coffee bar did not have a great selection. Worth a visit just to see the great work they do.
highly recommend visiting the COPE centre because you will be more educated with the difficult challenge the people of Laos have to face. Even though they had no involvement, the country was quite involved in the Vietnam War. A war that still impacts the people due to UXO's. Bombies are found all around the area and makes it difficult to do anything. A simple walk can kill you with one explosion. Not to mention farming and outdoor activities are a hazard. I am surprised the people of Laos are not as hateful towards the United States and Vietnam for all the agony they have endured because of them and their partners. It really shows their character and they are all amazing people. The video shown in the COPE theater was the highlight! Don't forget to watch it because it gives you an great introduction of all the displays inside. Quite a small place but they made use of everything inside. Great place to visit while in Vientiane.
A less visited destination on the Laos tourist trail. With harrowing and fascinating exhibits which display a darker side to SE Asian history. COPE has an incredibly challenging role in Laos where a single prosthetic limb and associated costs reach about $260 each. Bare in mind that a growing child could need four per year. Amounting to over $1000 annually in a nation whose GDP per capita is a little more than this... Please visit and donate to a very worthy cause. They also have done interesting gifts to purchase...
What an unbelievable experience. Thank you so much to this organization for all of the humanitarian work they do. Great to see so many good people working hard.