Haw Kham which means the ‘Golden Palace’ was once the Royal Palace of Laos and is located on the Mekong Riverbanks facing Mount Phousi. If you are someone who loves to learn more about Lao history, then this is a must-visit place.
The historical value
This Royal Palace was built in 1904 during the French colonial era. So, there is so much history to discover behind the stories about this palace, and if you love doing it, you have arrived at the best place, quite undoubtedly.
Things to be explored there
Most of the things to do in Luang Prabang are surely centered around this palace and this is why you must visit it if you get a chance. The National Museum of Luang Prabang and the Temple Haw Pha Bang are just a few top sites that are all worth a visit!
There is a place to shop too
From your place of accommodation, the likes of Avani+ Luang Prabang if you are ever wondering about a place where you can find extensive collections of handicrafts in Laos, you have a good place to go to on your way from the Royal Palace – the Luang Prabang Night Market!
Things you should know
The Royal Palace is open for visitors every day, and there is an entry fee that applies to get to the palace building although anyone can enter the museum grounds for free.