Lao National History Museum
A visit to the Lao National Museum, also known as the Lao National History Museum, is an excellent way to learn about the history, culture and people of Laos. The exhibits, which depict the turbulent modern history of Laos from the Siamese invasions and the French colonial period to the American military presence during the Vietnam War, and through to the present day. This charming French-era building typical of French colonial architecture, was built in 1925.
Royal Palace Museum
The Royal Palace in Luang Prabang, was built in 1904 during the French colonial era for King Sisavang Vong and his family. The museum houses the Phra Bang, the country’s most sacred Buddha image, which is kept in a richly ornamented shrine. In the palace compound, there are several buildings including the Royal Barge Shelter, a conference hall, and Haw Pha Bang (a ornate pavilion) that houses the standing Buddha statue called Prabang.
United Nations UXO Office
Unexploded landmines remain a big problem in Laos. Students will visit the United Nations Unexploded Ordnance Office, which promotes awareness of the issue and reveals the ongoing ramifications and impact of war for locals.