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. For Presidential Palace and beyond, use our Vientiane tour itinerary maker tool to get the most from your Vientiane vacation.
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  • Thankfully we had seen other reviews and knew we could not enter grounds let alone get it. Impressive building yes, but as an attraction only average as you can see very little  more »
  • Like most government building I saw Laos is still a developing country. I didn't see one security on around the premises.  more »
  • Well as the Palace of Palace, an honorary guard No. Even strange, and a little like and democracy is something not-there is fence and saw very high.
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  • It's the presidential place. You can take pictures from the road outside the gates. You can not enter.. Google shows it as a council, no listing for Government facility, Kingdom facility etc.
  • Nicest looking building we saw in Vientiane. Can only view from behind the fence. Home of the Laos President.
  • You cant get in, just take a look outside.
  • Absolutely stunning. A great pitty I could not get inside. Would have loved to have seen the Palace.
  • Can see only from outside
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