Royal Palace Museum, Luang Prabang

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Explore a French colonial-era structure turned into a national museum at Royal Palace Museum. Built in 1904 for King Sisavang Vong, the palace served as a residence for the royal family until the overthrow of monarchy by communists. The structure contains a mix of traditional Lao motifs and the French Beaux Arts architectural elements. As you pass the entrance made of Italian marble, notice the variety of religious objects, paintings, and other diplomatic gifts decorating the palace's lavish halls. Besides the main building, you can also examine several buildings on the palace grounds, including the conference hall, kitchen, staff headquarters, and a lotus pond. Before you head to Luang Prabang, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Luang Prabang online trip maker , to make sure you see all that Luang Prabang has to offer, including Royal Palace Museum.
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  • The royal palace includes a lovely typical Lao temple on the grounds and a museum within the royal palace. The museum works include interior furnishing, clothing, paintings and other items and gifts b...  more »
  • It is old with some treasures collected by the former royal family. However, the museum is not well maintained. The ground was not big with an interesting temple but OK. Overall, it is alright to visi...  more »
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  • The National Museum is basically not more than a reflection of the gifts the King got, the rooms he and his family lived in and some clothes he was wearing. All is nicely arranged actually. However, if you miss it, no need to worry.
  • This is a review for the Lao traditional dance performance that happens a few times a week. It’s amazing! The dancers are fascinating, the music is excellent and the experience overall is great!
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