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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. Make Royal Palace Museum a centerpiece of your Luang Prabang vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Luang Prabang itinerary planner.
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  • We paid our fee at the ticket box, took a couple of photos of the temple then walked to the Museum only to be stopped and told I couldn't go in with bare knees or shoulders. I don't have a problem wit...  more »
  • Great Museum with a lot of beautiful things, but of recent times. One hour is enough to go round
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  • Small and nice museum to visit ! It gives an insight into the history of Laos and his royal family. Very beautiful murals and red walls decorated with japonese glass. A wealth of teak throughout the b...  more »
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  • The musum is one of my favorit place in LPB
  • A good museum which former as a royal palace. Have a history so much. Although a fee entry so a little expensive but this place are value.
  • Not sure it's worth the 30,000 kip entry fee. You can walk the grounds including outside the Wat for free - going inside is what will cost you. Behind the palace is a small collection of cars donated to the Laos King. Be sure to check it out. It closes down over the lunch hour.
  • Worth seeing, if only for the really great fairy tale/myth/history told throughout the tour on the walls.
  • Entrance 30,000Kip and need to dress properly to enter. Photograph not allowed. Nice place to visit with guide to appreciate the history of the place and about Laos royal family who ruled the country before it became a a people republic.