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Address: Vientiane, Laos
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US$ 45.00*
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Vientiane Half-Day City Tour
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Vientiane Full-Day Tour

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Beautiful building

Obviously the Palace is not open to the public as the President is in residence. We could take a look through the front gate which didn't seem to be guarded in any way but... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Los Angeles, California
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714 reviews
370 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum and historic palace is interesting, but a bit low-key. Hard to believe how simply the royalty lived. Shoes must be removed before entering and no large bags allowed.

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Thank cookpias
Adelaide
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85 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Obviously the Palace is not open to the public as the President is in residence. We could take a look through the front gate which didn't seem to be guarded in any way but wouldn't test Security!

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Thank rozmont
Xalapa, Mexico
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109 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The palace of the president that is used for offical ceremonies. It is closed for visitors but you see the exterior.

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Thank bruno123452015
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth to see if you are passing by. You can stop here on your way to Patuxai, its a nice building were you can take some nice pics.

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Thank Julian I
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630 reviews
318 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a disappointment, rode around it trying to find a way in to no avail. Needs to be opened up so we can enjoy the inside as well as the outside.

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Thank Clive R
Makati, Philippines
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98 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

This is quite a disappointment. Sure, it looks nice from the outside but that's just it, you can only look from outside the gate, you can't go inside. At least our Malacanang Palace or even the White House has some areas that are open to public.

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Thank boonorbane1985
Beijing, China
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441 reviews
185 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 335 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Let's be honest, you take a picture and you leave. That's it! There is nothing to do here besides take 1 picture.

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Thank PresPJ
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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124 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

I watched the palace from outside. It was really big and luxury place. It looked modern and also reflex local culture. It's opposite with a nice park.

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Thank Tue T
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

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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Gold Coast Australia
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414 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 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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