MAG Visitor Information Centres
Did you know? Laos is the most heavily bombed country in the world per capita. Come to our Visitor Information Centres in Phonsavanh and Vientiane to meet MAG staff and find out more.
More than two million tons of bombs were dropped on Laos between 1964 and 1973. An estimated 30 per cent of them did not detonate, and continue to kill and injure. They also prevent communities from growing enough food and accessing schools, hospitals and clean water.
MAG has been clearing the deadly remnants of the bombing in Laos since 1994, saving lives and building futures for the local communities.
"A visit here is a must for anyone exploring the region" - Fodor's Travel
VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE, XIENG KHOUANG
Location: Main street (Thanon Laek 7; often known just as ‘road number 7’), opposite Crater's Restaurant, Phonsavan, Laos
Opening hours: Monday-Sunday 10am-8pm
Telephone: +856 61 211 010
VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE, VIENTIANE
Location: Unit 20, Thongsangnang Road, Sisavath Village, Chanthabouly District, Vientiane, Laos. Just a 10-minute walk from Patuxay.
Opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday 12pm-6pm
Telephone: +856 21 252 004, +856 21 251 849
"Thought-provoking" - Lonely Planet
• Fly over Laos: a combination of Google Earth and bombing records gives you a bird’s eye view of the incredible quantity of ordnance dropped on this small country.
• Learn the full UXO (unexploded ordnance) story: how it got there, how it affects people and how MAG clears it
• Photo galleries: view incredible images, including features on scrap metal collection and all-female UXO clearance teams from award-winning MAG photographer Sean Sutton.
• Join the MAG family: get a funky t-shirt, a copy of our DVD or a unique set of postcards.
100 per cent of donations made at the Visitor Information Centres are spent directly on supporting MAG’s work in Laos.
"Appeals to an audience ranging from people born before the war, those who grew up during the era, and veterans who fought" – TourismLaos.org