National Museum

Pavel Revenkov
Article By: Pavel Revenkov
10 months ago
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Visit the National Museum, which is housed in the former Royal Palace and has a large collection of objects relating to Laos' former kings. The French constructed the palace for King Sisawang Vong in 1904. The king's personal treasures, paintings, domestic furnishings, and a throne are on display inside the museum. After Sisawang Vong's death in 1959, his son, King Sisawang Wattana, lived here until the monarchy was overthrown in 1975. Many noteworthy exhibits can be seen in the National museum, which is built in a neoclassical French style and houses the statue of the Sacred Golden Buddha (Buddha Phra Bang) from the 2nd century, which was gifted to King Fa Ngum by the Khmer emperor Jayavarman Parameshwara in 1359 year. In 1930, French artist Alex de Fontero painted frescoes depicting Lao traditions. They're set up such that natural light falls on the image at the right time of day. In 1967, Russian artist Ilya Glazunov painted large portraits of King Sawang Wathana, Queen Khamphoui, and Crown Prince Wong Sawang. Photo by Joelle Moreau on pixabay.com
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  • 27 Ounheun Rd, Luang Prabang, Laos
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    Standard 30000.00 KIP
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    Culture 5
    Fun 4
    Education 4
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    Rainy day
    Family friendly
    Tourist must-do

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