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Royal Palace Museum

Closes in 1 min: 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Displays of the opulence of pre-Communist Laos.
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Hours Today: 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Haw kham, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 71 212 068
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was enjoyable to see the residence of the former royal family preserved for viewing. However, it was also quite underwhelming in its lack of opulence compared to the Grand Palace in Bangkok for example. No bags or cameras are allowed into the museum and...More

Thank Bristravelling
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited the Royal Palace Museum when they reopened after lunch break. The temple was beautiful. Too bad no one is allowed in. One can look inside standing at the main door. The museum was interesting for the history of the royal family of Laos. One...More

Thank deste2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of lovely things to see in here. Particularly enjoyed the ambience of the place when viewing. You could definitely tell it was an old palace...the architecture was stunning.

Thank MrsBsTravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The stunning 'oh wow!' new (1959) coloured mirror mosaic walls alone make it worth visiting the museum. Unfortunately photos not allowed AND no postcards or books of them to buy.

Thank wendyingiro
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I gone to the Museum in first forenoon to examine the rare exhibits and treasures that offer glimpse of the early times from Laotian heritage. Photography is not allowed and secure deposit lockers are out there for guests to hold other belongings and bags. The...More

Thank Fox L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful and education royal palace and museum. Only criticism is that they make you put your backpack in a locker, but they dont tell you this until you get to the entrance and then you have to walk back accross the grounds to lock...More

Thank Rosie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is worth visiting if you're in Luang Prabang however I have to say it wasn't what I expected. It is apparently a former palace and felt more like that than a museum. There were of course artifacts and information in each room which...More

Thank Elke F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an interesting site to visit, particularly the former palace, but the visitor experience could be improved with better signs and advice. We bought our tickets and were told we needed to use the locker room to lock up our day packs and cameras....More

Thank Ann C
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Interesting to tour through the palace. You have to remove your shoes of course and you leave them outside although it seemed relatively safe. I found the palace quite fascinating although there is no talk of what happened to the royal family. The throne room...More

Thank CanadaJones
Reviewed August 10, 2018

For some reason, this is treated like a temple so you have to cover your shoulders and enter barefoot. There are artefacts from several generations of the royal family, thrones, coronation pieces, furniture and rooms are still as they were. The thing that made this...More

Thank AkelaH
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