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Address: Vientiane, Laos
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a quick stop - can't go inside

you can take a photo through the gates at the front but thats about it. you can do it whilst visiting the temples and museum next door.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 November 2016
Douglas M
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really interesting. Although a lot of gold and glitz, it was really surprising how modestly the last King and Queen of Laos lived. A fascinating tour.

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Thank William A
Gold Coast Australia
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379 reviews
275 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

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.

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1 Thank LynneOz
Dover Heights
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71 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

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 themselves.

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1 Thank Robert S
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

you can take a photo through the gates at the front but thats about it. you can do it whilst visiting the temples and museum next door.

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Thank Douglas M
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140 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

My first time seeing this term "Presidential Palace". I thought only monarchs have palaces. Apparently I was wrong. But anyhow, you can only view this palace from outside of the fence.

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Thank K l
Brisbane, Australia
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106 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Palace looks quite impressive with substantial open space and immaculate grounds and lawns. My impression (with limited language) was that tourists are not to enter the grounds.

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Thank Ian D
Christchurch, New Zealand
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Beautiful building but you are not able drop in for a cup of tea ;- ) How rude! Only used for official functions, public unable to enter. Take a photo and move on!

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Thank Funout
Darwin, Australia
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130 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Grand old lady and you can't help being impressed by here grandeure. Not opeb to the public and only used for government function.

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Thank Eve S
Queanbeyan, Australia
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143 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

It would be nice to be able to see inside the presidential palace but the gates are locked and we only get to see the outside.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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316 reviews
200 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

They wouldn't let me go knock on the door, so didn't get to see inside ;-) It's location is probably within a short walk of where ever your hotel is - so, go and take a few photos!

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