14 October 2007

Kaysone Phomvihane Memorial Museum

I visited this museum about Kaysone Phomvihane, Communist revolutionary leader and former President of Laos. It is one of the most beautiful buildings I have visited in Laos so far. Strikingly it contained very little information about Lao history and I couldn't really establish what this guy did What it did contain:
  • Many photos of Kaysone posing with groups of people
  • Many photos of Vietnam- I'm unsure why
  • Some personal possessions of Comrade Kaysone Phomvihane including glasses, a clock
  • Random displays about products Laos makes including beer Lao and Pepsi soft drink, pharmaceuticals from Pharmacy factory 2, samples of Lao washing powder
  • A large statue of Kaysone Phomvihane outside the museum
More information here: http://www.culturalprofiles.net/laos/Units/163.html

Entry- 5000 kip
Location- Kaysone Phomvihane Road Km 6. It is the middle road that extends from Patuxay

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