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Address: Luang Prabang 06000, Laos
Today
08:30 - 11:00
13:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 11:00
13:30 - 16:00
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Displays of the opulence of pre-Communist Laos.

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Private Luang Prabang City Day Tour
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Luang Prabang Local Life Full-Day Small Group Tour
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Half-Day Luang Prabang City Tour

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A bit of local history

This was the royal palace in its time but now is a museum where you can see the remains of a past era of the monarchy. It is a manageable size which keeps your interest with the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Mission, Canada
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Inexpensive, and quick to visit. Care for your attire as it is rigorously checked. They show the rooms and other bits and pieces as well as old royal cars and attire they used to wear.

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Mission, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the royal palace in its time but now is a museum where you can see the remains of a past era of the monarchy. It is a manageable size which keeps your interest with the trappings of royalty. The mirror glass mosaics were my favourite part of it. Go early to avoid crowds and dress appropriately. You must... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

unfortunately absolutely no photos are allowed. This turn of the century royal residence has been well preserved and provides a unique insight into the history of Laos. The royal family doesn't live here anymore. The palace was built in 1904 during the French colonial era for King Sisavang Vong (1905 - 1959). The palace grounds are lovely; right next door... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really calling back to the history by the museum. You can study about the art and history of Laos in this palace. And also the culture and tradition of the Palace can be seen there. Not allow to bring the camera and mobile inside the museum.

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Petaluma, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is really very interesting as the artifacts are pretty ornate and the history was fascinating. Doesn't take to long to do the self guided wandering as there is signage, but some people had professional guides which likely was a richer experience.

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Barcelona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the original royal family palace that were in power until Communism took over. There are wonderful murals on the walls that tell stories and various photos and art objects that tell more of modern history, too. There is also the Opera House on the grounds and a Wat.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No pictures inside you will be asked to put your bags and cameras in a locker before entering. Opens early then closes between 11 & 1:30 Take a nice leisurely walk through. Gives a good story of the royals. Has a nice garden Its worth a visit

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a lot to see in the Royal Palace but since it is across Phousi Hill where we were coming down, we went in for a visit. Just take note of the lunch break time where it is closed. The garage which houses a few cool vintage cars is worth a visit though. It is right behind the museum where... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a guide who spoke too long - better to wander through at your own pace and look at what interests you. There are some pictures around the walls depicting the story of the prince, princess and their children- worth following the story.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

OK so this attraction opens early but shuts between 11 AM and 1:30 PM. Interesting things to see I lovely garden park. Not a great place for kids, but as it's enclosed it's relatively safe for young ones to play outside.

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