Presidential Palace, Vientiane

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Government Building · Tourist Spot
Visit the official home of the president of Laos at Presidential Palace, a structure founded in 1973 and built with grand Beaux-Arts architecture. Despite its grandeur, it did not actually become a royal residence until 1986 due to political changes and unrest. Nowadays, visitors can catch glimpses of the impressive colonnades, balconies, and gardens surrounding the palace. While you cannot actually enter the building, the attraction still makes a great stop for taking photos and admiring the elegant architecture from outside the tall iron fence. For Presidential Palace and beyond, use our Vientiane tour itinerary maker tool to get the most from your Vientiane vacation.
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  • A pretty building that you will walk by while going around downtown Vientiane. Looks impressive enough on well-maintained lawns. No entry though.  more »
  • You can't go in here. You'll see it if you are visiting Wat Sisiaket - it's just down the road. I think the architecture is a sort of mediocre hybrid of I don't know what but it's nicely kept and the....  more »
  • Lols very nice but you can only view it from outside the gate which means there is little to see.
  • Honestly it is a depressing chinese building, totally inappropriate for a city like Vientiane. On the roof there is a watch that works only sometimes. The palace is surrounded by tree decorated like it is christmas every day. Thw guard posts are always empty, you can find some only if some high ranking from China or Vietnam comes. The palace is however dark with always all windows closed.
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