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Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

Worthy of a visit, but take a guide so you have a much stronger appreciation of the history of Laos.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Sharmie8
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Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

These royals were quite low key and the palace a real family home . What happened to them I wonder? Worth spending a few hours in the complex

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank 476diannes
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Reviewed September 27, 2016

Recommend to visit this place. There is clam and nice place.
Easy to reach this place by walking. Entrance fee is also needed.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank konmink25
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Reviewed September 26, 2016

I visited the Royal Palace on an afternoon tour of UNESCO listed Luang Prabang by Lao Green Travel which operates electric driven, eco-friendly open mini buses. The Royal Palace you see today (Haw Kham the Golden Hall) was built between 1904 and 1909 and blends Laotian and French Beaux arts architecture. It became the new official royal residence for the monarchs until the last King passed away in 1969. In 1976 it was converted into a museum just one tear prior to the Lao revolution. I was fascinated with the building and its displays and my English speaking guide explained the history. Like another reviewer I was very interested to see the gifts other countries had presented to the Lao Kings in particular a model of the lunar module and a piece of moon rock presented by US President Richard Nixon. Definitely worth a visit but please note photography is not allowed inside.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Frances H
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Reviewed September 24, 2016

The visit of the former Palace of the Lao Kings gives an insight view of the life style of the Royals from the end of the XIXth century to 1975 when monarchy was abolished. The grandeur of the decoration is still there with amazing mural paintings by a French painter dating of French colonial Protectorate on Laos. You must remove your shoes and photos/videos are not allowed. Your bags have to be kept in a store room. You will enjoy the beauty of the tropical woods, the luxury of the throne hall, the intimacy of the king and queen bedrooms together with a lot of royal portraits (paintings, pictures). Some private belongings of the Royals. The royal boats, the garden, the royal gas station ..... Nostalgia of another era.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Guildev-Paris
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