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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 May 1, 2017 via mobile

Rich museum with beautiful keeping and treasure from the palace. An eye opener. Be prepared to go into the museum empty-handed. Personal belongings got to be kept in a locker provided.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank 796peggyk
Reviewed May 1, 2017

I had been disappointed with visits in Vientiane, so wasn't expecting much with this, but it was well set out and organised. You have to leave your bags and cameras in lockers, which was fine. The tour takes in the temple and the palace. I...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank LockyNorwich
Reviewed April 29, 2017

Great place to learn about the history of the royal family in Laos. You can enter the museum and see Howe the royal family lived, the murals on the walls, the gifts from foreign dignitaries, and many Buddha statues all around the museum that have...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Richard T
Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

To enter, you you have to leave your bags and valuables in the locker. When you buy the ticket there is a board but they do not tell you that. So when you arrive at the museum itself you are sent back to the locker...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank 2012sunilmumbai
Reviewed April 28, 2017 via mobile

A very nice small palace. The buddhist story presented about the royal family was interesting. Gave us more insight to buddhist culture. The buldings gave great insight in Lao royal family. Beatifully decorated buildings and furniture. The royal clothes were nice. Nice to see the...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Tone67
Reviewed April 28, 2017 via mobile

Nothing much to see here. Wouldn't bother paying the entrance fee. Standing outside is sufficient. Cannot take pictures inside out of respect. Also think that once people do, others will realise there really isn't much inside.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank thecheemeng
Reviewed April 27, 2017

This place is very interesting and there are a lot of things to see. They are very strict and so the friend of mine was not allowed to go inside because his jeans had some hole.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Rosario_it
Reviewed April 25, 2017

Go early in the morning its much cooler. It is a lovely place to visit but its not particularly abundant in splendour as I'd expected. Pity too the Royal cars aren't maintained a bit better ...the Citroen is goosed! Still - very interesting. The inner...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank B6239VXjonb
Reviewed April 22, 2017

Although they're worlds apart, this palace reminded me of the imperial palace in Petrópolis, Brazil, where the imperial family settled in the XIX Century after fleeing from Napoleon. Maybe it's just the physical disposition of the ground floor or maybe it's because no one lives...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Frederico N
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

One ticket gets you into the palace, which is very informative about Laos early 20th century history. The throne room is stunning; gems embroidered into the walls. The wat outside is ornate but you aren't allowed inside. Check out the car museum to the right...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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