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“Really enjoyable”

Royal Palace Museum
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US$137.00*
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Private Tour: Cultural Experience in Luang Prabang
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Displays of the opulence of pre-Communist Laos.
Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

This museum is extremely interesting and very affordable. It is very much about the royal family of Laos and I love the artefacts but most importantly for me was the stories that the rooms in the old palace told of the families and the history. Loved it.

1  Thank Deborah E
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Reviewed October 15, 2016

This museum is essentially a good historical memento for those who want to see how Lao royalty (the last king, Savang Vatthana) lived. There are no spectacular archeological or artistic exhibits (indeed, the palace itself is relatively simple) , but for those interested in history, it is a good way to get acquainted with the life of royal family.

1  Thank Viktor S
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Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

The palace is a beautiful place, but it is not suitable for everyone.

Current entrance fee: 30,000 kip
Open mornings until 1100hrs
Reopen in the afternoon at 1330hrs
Everyone must be covered shoulders to knees - no muscle tops/spaghetti straps, no short skirts/ short shorts, no hats

Depending on your interest level, you'll spend about 45-60minutes here. Children will likely be bored, as they are not allowed to touch anything, and the majority of what is within the palace are pieces of art.

Leave your cameras and hand bags in your hotel, as you aren't allowed to take them into the palace.

There are people stationed at every corner in the palace to make sure no one touches anything and no one takes any sneaky photos.
The car garage is interesting, although the cars are not being maintained (some flat tyres, rust, general disrepair) The Toyota Land Cruiser has been labelled as a jeep. Outside the garage, there are 2 petrol pumps which are also being allowed to fall into disrepair.

The potential for this to be a premiere museum of Laos history is evident, but not yet developed.

1  Thank MusicMandy
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Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

We visited the museum.
You need to come covered . Shoulders and knees .
You can see the history of the last kings.
It's nice and well preserved .
No pictures allowed .
You have to store your bag.
A must visit

1  Thank Ronygr
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Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

It's a great place to escape the sweltering heat in Laos.

Overall a great place, however if not for my guide that was leading the group, I would have missed out on a fair bit of history and knowledge of the exhibits in the museum.

Proper signage and explanations should be displayed within the area so that visitors could get a clearer picture and understand more about the exhibits!

3  Thank IvanS225
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