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“Overview of Laotian history”

Royal Palace Museum
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US$137.00*
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Private Tour: Cultural Experience in Luang Prabang
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Owner description: Displays of the opulence of pre-Communist Laos.
Reviewed February 14, 2017

Jan 27
The mandatory shoe removal to enter the Royal Palace Museum was a deal-killer for all of us but two. The box office is at the front of the gate near the street. As I passed a field of shoes and slippers before the entrance, I found the inside to be so intriguing and tantalizing.
This rich collection of historic palace furniture, regalia, clothing, and arms is worthwhile to explore at leisure.

Thank alohatripper
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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.

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.

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.

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.

Thank Miguel A
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