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Royal Palace Museum, Luang Prabang

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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3.6/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web
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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  • The palace is a beautiful place, but it is not suitable for everyone. Current entrance fee: 30,000 kip Open mornings until 1100hrs Reopen in the afternoon at 1330hrs Everyone must be covered shoulders...  read more »
  • We visited the museum. You need to come covered . Shoulders and knees . You can see the history of the last kings. It's nice and well preserved . No pictures allowed . You have to store your bag. A mu...  read more »
  • If you are the one who interested in history, This will be very value for you, Inside, there is a gallery of Luang Prabang stories 
  • The musum is one of my favorit place in LPB
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • One of the most interesting sights in Luang Prabang in my opinion.
  • This really is a must see if you visit Luang Prabang and want to see more about the history of the town. A walk through what was once the Royal Palace and is now a museum. Probably a bit disappointing in relation to what museums are now doing in the West but still worth a visit. Just be prepared for a lack of signage and information on what you are seeing.
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