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Royal Palace Museum

Closed Now: 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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Haw kham, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 71 212 068
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

Why not go? It's right in the middle of town and easy to stop by, but other than the wonderfully decorated reception hall which was finished in the 1970s, it's nothing special.

Date of experience: March 2013
Thank Sanford9141
Reviewed March 26, 2013

most amazing place to visit , I was surprised how humble the palace was compared to other Royal Families the King lived a "simple" life. The garden and facilities are well taken care of and are displayed with pride. There was a wonderful enlightening exhibition...More

Date of experience: January 2013
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

Once of the most amazing places in Luang Prabang. Great surroundings. Can't go inside with bags or backpacks, no cameras, no shoes. Socks are alloved. A lot of history and interesting monuments, sculptures, and many more.

Date of experience: February 2013
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

The public areas of the palace are breathtakingly beautiful... the mosaics are amazing. But then you get to the almost austere feeling of the living quarters of the monarchs. You can feel that they were spiritually connected to their land and subjects. However, nowhere is...More

Date of experience: March 2013
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

The location is in the hot spots (night market). It is very clean and if you want to see the royal history than worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2013
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

Apart from the actual historical artefacts, the highlight for us was seeing the royal quarters and the total simplicity of how they lived. A really good introduction to a visit to Luang Prabang and helpful in understanding the customs and culture. Definitly worth a visit.

Date of experience: March 2013
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

Great place for an insight into Laos history and royal heritage. The floating Buddha exhibition at the back portion of the royal palace shows pictures of monks meditating in many postures. This is the first time I have seen such things

Date of experience: March 2013
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

It's a fascinating palace. A combination of quite simple living accommodation and yet formal rooms with amazing glass mosaics which I hadn't seen elsewhere until I visited some of the Buddhist temples in LUang Brabang. Go to a traditional Laos dance evening there. You definitely...More

Date of experience: February 2013
1  Thank gillian s
Reviewed March 14, 2013

I think it is well worth the 90 minutes you would spend here. The Kings former Palace is filled with artefacts, furniture etc well documented with English translations. 30,000 kip entrance is more than other entrance fees.

Date of experience: March 2013
1  Thank Sallylyons
Reviewed March 12, 2013

We toured the old Palace in mid Feb while visiting Luang Prabang. It is worth seeing. For a small price we saw the grounds Temple and main House of the old King. After viewing the main house I can say it was good to be...More

Date of experience: February 2013
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