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Royal Palace Museum

Haw kham, Luang Prabang 06000, Laos
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Displays of the opulence of pre-Communist Laos.
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Haw kham, Luang Prabang 06000, Laos
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After years of construction, this Wat is finally open. Part of the Royal Palace museum, you must check your bags, remove your shoes, cover your shoulders and knees (both men and women) before you can enter.

Thank Robert Q
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's the actual home of the ex king who lived there until 1975. Many of the trappings and furniture ar in situ and it was interesting to have a glimpse of how the royals lived

Thank eventer6
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is located opposite to the entrance of Mt. Phousi. The entrance fees is 30,000 kips. Tourist are required to store their bags in the locker provided. No bags are allowed into the museum. I went there on 24 June 2017. I capfuls not understand...More

Thank Wingc633
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a splendid temple complex built around 1650. The exterior and interior designs are sights to behold. I was impressed by the three roof features with a golden pinnacle. At the rear of the main temple is a large mosaic that best catches the...More

Thank pacific2
Reviewed 23 June 2017

My British friend and I were wholly underwhelmed by the Royal Palace Museum. My suggestion is to save on the entrance fee and just walk around the nicely kept grounds and photo a few buildings. If you insist on visiting, be certain to drop your...More

Thank Brad W
Reviewed 20 June 2017

The museum complex is the former Royal Palace and Temple. There are other items listed in the brochure such as the Lotus Pond but it was empty when we were there. (We had a giggle at the single garden hose being used to refill the...More

Thank petsaloz
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

A beatiful complex of palace and temple which is really small for a king, the interiors are really simple as a royal palace which could be due to limited resources or decency of the king... The garden of the palace is really beautiful and the...More

Thank kamran1975
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Used to be the Royal Palce and now converted to a so called museum. Photographs are not allowed inside the museum so visitors can only photograph the grounds, the exterior of the museumand the statue of the last King Sisavang Vong. The ban on taking...More

Thank Eileen T
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Immaculate museum, well set out with interesting exhibits and easy to follow route. Temple very decorative but only to view from the door as inaccessible. Nice gardens.

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

A great place to visit to kick off your journey, with the visit to tourist information center, will prepare yourself well to explore the uniquely interesting city of Luang Prabang. Don't forget to visit the side temple before exit that housed the iconic dispelling mudra...More

Thank lsg181
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