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Address: Luang Prabang 06000, Laos
Today
08:30 - 11:00
13:30 - 16:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 08:30 - 11:00
13:30 - 16:00
Description:

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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Small museum but interesting

We spent an hour walking around the museum and did enjoy it. Probably should have invested in a guide as the signage doesn't really explain the architecture and design of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Skye757
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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Too crowded with noisy tour groups the day I went to really see the rooms and exhibits. Suggest go early at 8am opening to get ahead of the big groups. Also beware of limited opening hours, I tried several times before I eventually found it open.

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Thank jdoc2
singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 335 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Entrance fee is 30000 kip bought at entrance before walking towards the National Museum. There are free lockers to keep the bag and they are very strict about covering up. Rental of a skirt is 3000 kip and deposit is 50000 kip. There are some explanations in English but it would definitely be more interesting with a guide. The visit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been here place i like it so much inside i saw many old things, lao people they keep it for show a new generation

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent an hour walking around the museum and did enjoy it. Probably should have invested in a guide as the signage doesn't really explain the architecture and design of the building. Basically plaques on what us on displaying cabinets.

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Thank Skye757
Duvall, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Looked amazing! Some things were explained, many things were not. If I had it to do over again I would get a guide so I could understand some of what it means. Especially the many many stories all over the walls in colored glass in the great room. The sign just says they are "Folk tales". I would like to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One can still feel the ghosts of '76 in the halls of the palace. Actually it feels more like a weekend retreat than a palace but for a town the size of Luang Prabang it's quite impressive in both scope and simplicity. The reception hall, with its wonderful glass mosaic adorned walls are something one could spend hours interpreting, is... More 

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Thank Michael P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Gave a real insight into the life of the royal family. Lots of interesting and rather sad exhibits such as diplomatic gifts from other countries,the sparse royal library and the royal cars.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, not so much museum as the King's old pad, and nice it would have been. If there is a highlight then it is the furniture that gives a sense of the good life in colonial Laos. There are also a few cars and a speed boat in the garages behind the house. Note that you don't need the ticket... More 

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Thank Mike S
Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the museum but didn't enter. It feels too expensive for a national museum... But - we enjoyed a great walk in the gardens surrounding the palace, discovered an amazing magical old tree and watched the fish swimming in their special "pool" waiting for someone to feed them. There is also a free exhibition of old royalty cars... More 

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Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit won't take very long, and anyone can appreciate the palace murals and artwork. You also learn a bit about the last monarchs of Laos.

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