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Presidential Palace, Vientiane

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Government Building Tourist Spot
Visit the official home of the president of Laos at Presidential Palace, a structure founded in 1973 and built with grand Beaux-Arts architecture. Despite its grandeur, it did not actually become a royal residence until 1986 due to political changes and unrest. Nowadays, visitors can catch glimpses of the impressive colonnades, balconies, and gardens surrounding the palace. While you cannot actually enter the building, the attraction still makes a great stop for taking photos and admiring the elegant architecture from outside the tall iron fence. Put Presidential Palace on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Vientiane itinerary maker.
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  • One is not allowed to enter and is only a photo point from outside. The city is small and hence one can stop in front while taking an usual round and take a few photographs  more »
  • Well the Presidential Palace is a nice looking building with well manicured grounds but that's all you can see from the main gate. Not open to the public so can only take photos from the gate. Fun to ...  more »
  • This used to be the grounds of the Laotian royalty and now the Presidential Palace. The road in front of the palace will lead you directly to Patuxai monument. It's more of pit-stop - take a couple of...  more »