The Lao National History Museum is housed in the same French colonial building where the country’s independence was declared. This building was previously used as the French Governor’s residence. The museum is host to around 8000 artefacts denoting Laos’ history from its origins to the freedom struggle in the 70s. The ground floor has displays of dinosaur bones, pottery shards and Khmer sculptures belonging to ancient Laos. In the subsequent floors, you will see artefacts from the Siamese invasions and French colonial period. An important part of the exhibits falls under the American military presence and the Vietnam War. This may be one of the reasons why the museum was formerly the Lao revolutionary museum.
Lao National Museum Travel Tips
- Bags and cameras are not allowed inside the museum and need to be stored in lockers at the entrance.
- There are plans for shifting the museum elsewhere. Plan your visit keeping this warning in mind.
How to Reach Lao National Museum
- You can hire a taxi/car/jumbo/bicycle to get here.
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3.56% of people who visit Vientiane include Lao National Museum in their plan
71.43% of people start their Lao National Museum visit around 08 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Lao National Museum
83.33% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Lao National Museum