I am no Royalist but the splendour of this palace was gobsmacking.
We only had a short time as the palace closed at 3.30 p.m and the collection of royal cars and the floating Buddha were already closed by the time we arrived which was annoying.
The palace is right in the middle of the Tourist street of the city and easy to find. There is the obligatory entry fee which is about $ 3 pp.
The former Royal palace is converted into a museum and you can see the rooms, furniture, state gifts, clothes worn by the last king and queen etc. and everything is well sign posted and labelled.
The reception room created by the last King for his coronation was splendid with some stunning mosaic work using minute pieces of glass. This work is similar to those in some of the temples and is very unique to Laos.
This is another must see if you are visiting Laos.
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