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“Not bad at all”

Royal Palace Museum
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Owner description: Displays of the opulence of pre-Communist Laos.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Not bad at all”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012

Probably not worth the money but still it's pretty cool, lots of interesting stuff to see inside the actual palace as you can walk around all the rooms. You can check the old school cars out in the garage too. Could have been better but hey it's Laos.

Visited September 2012
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“Too little, too late”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

Laos consistently has destroyed its heritage in wave after wave of warfare or reform and now only has scraps of its former royalty to put on display. The display room bearing cases of gifts to the royal family show the most beautiful and intricate gifts to Laos from India and other Asian countries. In comparison, gifts from the U.S. and U.S.S.R. to Laos look like door prizes from some commerce convention.

Visited September 2012
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Austin, Texas
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“You want a tour guide!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

Our tour guide made this worth while. He really brought the history to life. If we had went alone I would have just been a little unimpresed.
The garden was nice.

Visited August 2012
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“A collection of unremarkable objects in a remarkable setting”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

There are no great wonders on display at the Royal Palace. A dodgy fresco, some faded furniture like your Gran's from the 60's and a couple of Lincoln Continentals in the garage. All a bit naff on their own but when taken in context of the time and circumstances during which the royal family lived like this, you get a real idea of the juxtoposition of the ruling classes and the rest of the country.

Visited August 2012
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“Another small but beautiful site”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012

Luang Prabang is obviously on a smaller scale to most Asian cities and the Royal Palace Museum is no different. Beautiful to look at and interesting given that it was only built last century and many items from the 50s and 60s. Loved the display cases of gifts from around the world. Don't forget to walk along to the end of the verandah and see the small buddha.

Visited September 2012
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