Business from bombs in Laos

Arms recycled into merchandise

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Business from bombs in Laos

Situated in Laos’ north-eastern Xieng Khouang province, Ban Napia is a place where the remnants of war are recycled into saleable products.

One of the heaviest bombed regions in Laos from 1964 to 1973 during the neighbouring Vietnam War, resourceful residents now create cutlery and other household items from salvaged bombshells.

Known as the war spoon village, visitors will be amazed at the ingenuity of the local craftspeople. As an added bonus, Ban Napia is near Phonsavan, the gateway to the mysterious Plain of Jars.

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