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“A highlight of luang prabang ”

Royal Palace Museum
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US$38.80*
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Half-Day Luang Prabang City Tour
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Owner description: Displays of the opulence of pre-Communist Laos.
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Take your time and really enjoy the beautiful mosaics and artifacts here. A guide is useful to explain the monarchy and history of the country.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank arlenetravels
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Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

The royal palace complex houses the palace itself which is a fascinating tour through the history of Laos. It's a French colonial building but has lots of older items dating back a long way. It really gives a good understanding of the history if you have a good local guide which we did.

Also in the same complex is the Buddha housed within a small but ornate temple.

Very much a worthwhile visit while in Luang Prabang.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Segaria226
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Reviewed February 10, 2017

The palace was built by the royal family in the early 19th century. They had some beautiful things. Here are their names that you'll forget in a moment.
Nothing about who these people were. Nothing about what came before or after them. Not so much as a date for when the family ended (dramatically, in a cave during the Communist Revolution).
Lots of pretty things to look at, with practically no context behind them.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Sarucane
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Reviewed February 10, 2017

Inexpensive, and quick to visit. Care for your attire as it is rigorously checked.
They show the rooms and other bits and pieces as well as old royal cars and attire they used to wear.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Miguel A
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Reviewed February 8, 2017

This was the royal palace in its time but now is a museum where you can see the remains of a past era of the monarchy. It is a manageable size which keeps your interest with the trappings of royalty. The mirror glass mosaics were my favourite part of it. Go early to avoid crowds and dress appropriately. You must put your purses and packs in a locker and take off your shoes. Worth a visit if you have the chance.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Pat L
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