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.

The admission fee is 5.000 Kip.

How to get there: 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.