Royal Palace Museum, Laos

by Jennifer Patience September. 17, 2007 1865 views

In the temple district of Luang Prabang there is this little gem of a museum. It was built at the beginning of the last century for King Visavang Vong and remained the royal residence until 1975 when King SavangVatthana was forced to abdicate after the rise to power of the communist Pathet Lao.
The rear of the building leads down to the Mekong and the location was chosen so guests could be easily received after arriving by boat.
Most of the rooms in the museum seem to be preserved the way they were when the royal family lived there: bedrooms, dining rooms etc, and there are lots of artworks and objects that have been presented to Laos by visiting dignitaries.

The most impressive room for me was the throne hall, painted in a deep rich red colour, the walls were covered in mosaics depicting scenes from Laos culture.

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Aimeric 13 years, 8 months ago

very special, thanks for sharing

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