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Address: Haw kham, Luang Prabang 06000, Laos
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08:30 - 11:00
13:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 11:00
13:30 - 16:00

Displays of the opulence of pre-Communist Laos.

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a thruly royal palace temple

it is located along the night market road. the structure and architecture is really amazing. the roof has 5 sides. from a distance you will notice how well it was built for the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Perth, Australia
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123 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This Royal Palace was originally the home of King Sisavang Vong and his family. Fortunately the history and culture have been preserved despite the Royal family disappearing in 1975. The displays are well presented and some areas are still quite regal. Even the last kings cars have been kept in the garage. It is well worth the effort visiting this... More 

Thank elias501
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a pretty building but it had no Laos history. It was the presidential palace before he got kicked out and now it's just filled with gifts from the world to Laos. You absolutely must cover your shoulders and knees no matter your gender or you have to rent clothing and they make you out everything in a closet... More 

Thank ChloeAntonia89
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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1,741 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 697 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

it is located along the night market road. the structure and architecture is really amazing. the roof has 5 sides. from a distance you will notice how well it was built for the royal family.

Thank jeff1955malaysia
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here on our own. Be prepared to remove shoes, and ladies, you must have your shoulders covered. You have to check bags into a locker and no photographs are allowed. There wasn't a lot of posted info, so for a more complete history lesson, you might want a guide. You could definitely see the French influence, and the... More 

Thank Denise P
Essex, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very beautiful place where we spent some time exploring the internal and external experiences that were available.

Thank pmr0bins
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42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An amazing place to visit to see some fascinating history, and to escape the heat too. Allows you to wonder what life must have been life for th Royal family. Excellent value, with friendly and helpful guides. See if you can find and see the King's old cars.

Thank Paul62Canberra
Denpasar, Indonesia
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the museum in the morning, before 10 AM and it was as glorious as I could see. Tourists were not frolicking at that time so I could have the museum on myw on

Thank EndroCatur
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum give a good perspective of Laotian culture. Not too well stocked. Well laid out, though. Photographing not allowed inaide the museum. Deposit boxes should be at museum entrance. Quite a few visitors are seen turning back to deposit their bags and camera at an office 100 meters away!

Thank Mohd Redzuan H
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bicycling in the morning to visit Royal Palace Museum was a great idea. I was lucky to have a picture taking with this Royal Palace Museum background with full moon in the morning. The days after, was having a chance to go inside the museum. To go inside has to pay around 5000 kip. For history lovers, this is a... More 

Thank Awan A
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Former Royal Palace, NIE turned into the national museum and well worth a visit. Unfortunately you have to leave your camera and bags in a locker (no charge) so no photos possible. The main building houses many artefacts - gold, silver, jewels etc. and some if the internal walls are covered in beautiful mosaics. An outbuilding houses the old King's... More 

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