Palazzo Reale, Luang Prabang

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Take a glimpse in the history of royal families at Palazzo Reale, and witness artistic gold motifs. When you enter, you'll see paintings of Laotian monarchs and murals on the wall showing the lifestyle of past times. A statue of Buddha, made in gold, bronze, and silver, draws attention. Continue to secretariat room, where the museum exhibits gifts the royal family received, or visit the throne room, which boasts some valuable royal possessions and Buddha images. Be aware that you cannot take photos inside the residence. Also, dress appropriately (for instance, women cannot enter if wearing a short skirt). Use our Luang Prabang travel app to visit Palazzo Reale on your trip to Luang Prabang, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Beautiful shining gold to Luang Prabang across town a calm quiet atmosphere. Admission is free so you can feel free to visit.
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  • Old town people has beauty stand out in there presence. Police lockers luggage and camera is small, but is here seen free of charge. However, is closed from 11:30 until two o'clock, so be careful.
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  • Very nice this Palace at sunset with the Sun kissing him creates beautiful reflections. There are stat either during the day or in the evening.
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