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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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  • Let's be honest, you take a picture and you leave. That's it! There is nothing to do here besides take 1 picture. 
  • Put perfectly for openness and democracy. The President's Palace. No fences red stone. We learn from this. I tried to go there quickly to pass but I cultural refused. Although very regrettable, there is library, and not just a library, and the national library, this library of libraries of the country. But the horror of what she and building condition. But it's shame. All the time I wander on the library and am amazed not even chaos, and mud everywhere, even on the books. A complete breakdown. You will never become, Laos, civilized and developed country, never with such an attitude to the book, education and cognition. It is one of the many determinants of the development of the country.
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  • I watched the palace from outside. It was really big and luxury place. It looked modern and also reflex local culture. It's opposite with a nice park.