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Address: Luang Prabang 06000, Laos
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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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Former Home of the Laotian Royal Family

Worth a short visit, but as you are unable to take any photographs inside the museum itself (only outside), it really defeats the purpose.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Henderson, Nevada
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Henderson, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth a short visit, but as you are unable to take any photographs inside the museum itself (only outside), it really defeats the purpose.

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The palace is well worth a visit as it displays the life of the royals in the old times, not living very opulently but very simply which struck us as impressive. The walls are decorated with some old photos of the royal family at the time. be careful with the tickets that are being sold twice - so please make... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Royal Palace houses are remarkable collection of items, some historic some just fascinating. You would expect that after the fall of the monarchy most treasures would have been looted and most were but enough pieces have survived to make it interesting. The King's car collection is worth the visit on its own.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is the jewel in the crown for Luang Prabang, a wonderfully maintained palace and a complete insight into the daily life of a king. Even more interesting is the myth told in 16 episodes posted around the walls inside the museum. The glass work is ornate, detailed, well done, well preserved and have a story to tell. And you... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fascinating (but not ancient) palace of the last and several former Kings of Laos, basically left exactly as it was the day he resigned in 1954. Impressive.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After pretty much neglecting the history part of our guide book a visit here prompted me to read more. Well maintained- especially interesting was the mural painting

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Royal Palace is definitely worth a visit and allows you to connect with a royal family from not so Long ago. I particularly enjoyed the room displaying gifts from foreign heads of state and dignitaries as well as the old cars in a separate building including details of various Drivers for the King.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It tells the sad story of the end of monarchy in Laos. The palace is really simple compared to many palaces in the world. The king seemed to enjoy a simple life when you see his bedroom. The throne room is amazing with mosaic in stained glass telling local and folk stories. There is a nice collection of old relics... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This small complex has a beautiful temple and the royal palace from the last king's rule. While it certainly doesn't rival palaces in Europe I found it simply elegant. We enjoyed our visit here very much.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wasn't too sold on visiting this place but was pleasantly surprised. It costs 20,000 kip entry be aware that no bags or cameras or bags are allowed in, there are lockers to store these in. If you are female and have clothing that is above the knee you will he asked to pay 5,000 kip plus a 50,000 kip... More 

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