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Royal Palace Museum

Haw kham, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 71 212 068
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Displays of the opulence of pre-Communist Laos.
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good47%
  • Average24%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“throne room” (65 reviews)
“royal cars” (46 reviews)
“car collection” (37 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:30 am - 11:00 am, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Haw kham, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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+856 71 212 068
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This former royal palace is now a fascinating museum with beautifully displayed historic treasures and artwork from Lao’s turbulent past. Lots of gold - solid and leaf, and wonderful mosaic walls in one room in rich red. The Royal cars exhibition was worth seeing too....More

Thank Ann B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a palace, this place is quite small. You cannot enter the temple or take pictures of the temple inside, you need to be moderately dressed to enter the palace and pay 30,000 Kip to enter. The temple is interesting but not as beautiful as...More

Thank Keith L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The former royal palace is worth a visit, it is called the royal museum now. However, do take note that they have rest hours and the entrance gate closes at 11.30am.

Thank ChoongSH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

That was a let down.. while it could be something extraordinary, the Palace is totally run down and unkempt. So sad to see the collections not well maintained, dusty, shabby. Luang Prabang economy is booming, the prices are not cheap, why the government doesn’t spend...More

Thank 209Elena
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located at the heart of the city, the Royal Palace Museum stood out with it shimmering gold on its architecture. Since it is the main museum of the city, the regulations here are pretty strict and you have to adhere to them by placing your...More

Thank wendelane
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not worth the 30,000kp to see the 'museum'. Very little inside that is of interest. Ticket lady at the gate tells you nothing so we had to walk back 3 times... first time as no photographs actually means no cameras so when I put mine...More

Thank Adelaide_Dylan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can see this temple from the main road in Luang Prabang. Not much to see in the museum unless you are really interested in golden Buddas. The grounds around the museum are free and my suggestion is to walk the grounds, take some photos...More

Thank Carey M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice Museum, We had a guide but most items have a sheet which includes an Eng description so could do this on your own. There is a big statue of the king.

Thank Zuzana G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great museum with good content that gives you a fair understanding of the local history. However the ticketing system is a challenge as you buy the ticket at an office quite a hot walk from the museum. You also have to remove...More

Thank Lun2Travel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The main rooms are set out for when the last Crown Prince was expecting to be king. It's worth a visit the see the throne room, bedrooms, etc.

Thank Charles_and_Susan
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