Royal Palace Museum, Luang Prabang

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Explore a French colonial-era structure turned into a national museum at Royal Palace Museum. Built in 1904 for King Sisavang Vong, the palace served as a residence for the royal family until the overthrow of monarchy by communists. The structure contains a mix of traditional Lao motifs and the French Beaux Arts architectural elements. As you pass the entrance made of Italian marble, notice the variety of religious objects, paintings, and other diplomatic gifts decorating the palace's lavish halls. Besides the main building, you can also examine several buildings on the palace grounds, including the conference hall, kitchen, staff headquarters, and a lotus pond. Before you head to Luang Prabang, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Luang Prabang online trip maker, to make sure you see all that Luang Prabang has to offer, including Royal Palace Museum.
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  • You are at "Haw Kham" (literally, the "Golden Palace" in English), the former "Royal Palace" of the Kingdom of Laos. It was built around 1904, blending characteristics of Lao traditional motifs with.....  more
    You are at "Haw Kham" (literally, the "Golden Palace" in English), the former "Royal Palace" of the Kingdom of Laos. It was built around 1904, blending characteristics of Lao traditional motifs with.....  more »
  • it is part odf the history buildings are nice Make sure you are dressed appropriately - shoulders, knees etc should be covered - as usual and expected in regions with Buddhism 
    it is part odf the history buildings are nice Make sure you are dressed appropriately - shoulders, knees etc should be covered - as usual and expected in regions with Buddhism  more »
  • Here is the palace of the king. Toppled in 1975, he died in prison. The stewards here were not sure what they were hoping to achieve. You were strictly forbidden from taking photos. The nomenclature.....  more
    Here is the palace of the king. Toppled in 1975, he died in prison. The stewards here were not sure what they were hoping to achieve. You were strictly forbidden from taking photos. The nomenclature.....  more »
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  • Very good 🇺🇸💂
  • Good to visit in here. Everywhere you visited is recommended and awesome
  • This is a great historical landmark in Luang Prabang.
  • I remember going to this place in 2018 with my family it was so cool and fun i wish I can go back if we did not have to stay home
  • Temple inside the museum area is beautiful. Many phobitions to enter the tempe such as women has to wear long traditional skirt, and no interior photography allowed. Admission price is very expensive.

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