Photo: The beautiful grounds of the Royal Palace Museum.

Royal Palace Museum

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Also known as the Luang Prabang National Museum and Haw Kham (Golden Hall), the Royal Palace Museum dominates the main street, its grounds stretching all the way back to the Mekong riverfront. One can really appreciate the big picture from across the road, on the steps up to Mount Phou Si.

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Built at the turn of the century, the Royal Palace is now a museum. The palace was commissioned and designed by the French between 1904-1909, symbolically cementing the relationship between Laos and France. The building itself is a blend of French beaux arts and Lao architecture. Unlike the original wooden palace that faced the Mekong, the new palace faces Mount Phou Si, a pathway lined with palms regally leading up to the building’s entrance, the symbol of Lane Xang kingdom (three headed elephant under a parasol) adorning ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 500 words.)

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