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Presidential Palace, Vientiane
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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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  • It is a French colonial building. It is very well maintained. Contrast enough with the rest of the buildings around, but it is no big deal. Remains of passage to other more interesting points, can therefore make the typical picture. You can not enter since it is the official residence of the President of the country. But through the gate you can see it and shoot with the camera.
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  • The building and surrounds are beautiful. You could only take photos through the gates. All the gates were all locked, so you could not enter. What a shame. Near the temples. 
  • It's amazing how some people are more equal that others. The Presidential Palace is a great example of just that. A majority of the country is in poverty while the ruling class just keeps helping them...  more »