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Royal Palace Museum

Closes in 19 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 August 9, 2018

the palace is quaint and understated. we decided to get a local guide, literally at the front door and this was worth while as he gave us the full history and also had very good english. the whole tour was just over an hour.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank brookesm174
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

This is more of a walk through memorial to the former king of Luang Prabang than a museum. Not as opulent as you would expect for a king, it was nice to see that the old king wasn't a man of extravagance. Made me interested...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Daniel C
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Ought to be visited to find out but not worth of the cost. The ban on taking pictures prevents from showing that there's not much inside. The throne room is definitely the sole component actually well worth visiting. The various other exhibits could be good...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Brooks S
Reviewed August 4, 2018

History of Royal families and life during their reign reveals a lot about country. This museum has an interesting exhibition about Kingdom of Laos, showing photos, presents, and royal throne and costumes, and furniture used by royal family. However, the biggest surprise that the former...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Djordje B
Reviewed July 28, 2018

The structure is stunning and a trip to a museum is definitely fruitful to move visitor to the past on the country along with town.Be reminded to apply apparels or maybe a skirt or maybe pants which cover the knees. Had to hike to the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Nikolia P
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

Tells you about the history of LP and the aritfacts are amazing I personally love stuff like this but this was not one I particularly enjoyed over others similar I've been too. If you didn't have time to do this I don't think you'd be...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Amieamieamie
Reviewed July 22, 2018

This was an extremely neat location. We spent a few hours here and liked the gorgeous and picturesque royal temple as well as the palace grounds as well as museum. Certainly worth the time. It was extremely traditional and was intriguing, but appeared to be...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jackie g
Reviewed July 20, 2018

Must see place. Remember to wear clothes covering shoulders and knees. The presidential palace is especially beautiful. Dance performance also on offer 4 times a week.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Raphael B
Reviewed July 18, 2018

The Royal Palace museum has a prominent architecture, next to the night market and is very visible from Mount Phousi across the road. We didn't enter the palace but viewed it from outside.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank PaulSiow
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

It should be an essential experience for everyone visiting Luang Prabang. The grounds of the old palace/National Museum are gorgeous with the Hor Pha Bang Temple one of the defining and dominating skyline structures in the old capital. Unfortunately we didn’t get to inside the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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