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I think what we liked about it was just the sense that the family had popped out for a bit and was to be back soon, a peaceful time capsule - though no one knows what happened to them which is very sad.
The royal palace complex is right in the centre of Luang Prabang. It opens from 8.30am to 12 noon and 1.30pm to 4.30pm. The entry was 20,000 kips. It is definitely worth a visit. The palace was in use until the 70's or 80's and...More
Really interesting place if you talk to the staff about the history of the royal family and its overthrow. Don't go with a tour - there was a tour group when we were there which just about ran through the place. Cover up shoulders and...More
We really enjoyed out visit to the Royal Palace Museum. Reminder that you need to cover shoulders and legs but they give you scarves for a really small fee. The palace is beautiful and tells a really nice story of the royal family and folk...More
This former residence of the Lao Royal family gave us a glimpse of how they lived. Wear appropriate clothing (no shorts or skirts above the knee, no tank tops or sleeveless shirt). No still or video photography allowed inside and you need to leave your...More