We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Vientiane, Laos
Book In Advance
More Info
US$45.00*
and up
Vientiane Half-Day City Tour
More Info
US$215.00*
and up
Vientiane Full-Day Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 183 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 6
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 60
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Looks Nice from the Outside

Well the Presidential Palace is a nice looking building with well manicured grounds but that's all you can see from the main gate. Not open to the public so can only take photos... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Northernchaos
,
Toronto, Canada
Add Photo Write a Review

183 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 107: English reviews
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well the Presidential Palace is a nice looking building with well manicured grounds but that's all you can see from the main gate. Not open to the public so can only take photos from the gate. Fun to see and take a pic or two but that's pretty much it.

Helpful?
Thank Northernchaos
Level Contributor
21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This used to be the grounds of the Laotian royalty and now the Presidential Palace. The road in front of the palace will lead you directly to Patuxai monument. It's more of pit-stop - take a couple of photos of the place and then, move along.

Helpful?
Thank Adrian P
Level Contributor
313 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An elegant building and well manicured lawns. One cannot enter the grounds. Tourists were allowed to take pictures through its gates. Very close to SiSaket.

Helpful?
1 Thank ptrav9
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
395 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Impressive building behind gates (no tourist access) on an avenue full of other grand buildings - embassies etc.

Helpful?
Thank kathryndob
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
723 reviews
372 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

This museum and historic palace is interesting, but a bit low-key. Hard to believe how simply the royalty lived. Shoes must be removed before entering and no large bags allowed.

Helpful?
Thank cookpias
Adelaide
Level Contributor
95 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Obviously the Palace is not open to the public as the President is in residence. We could take a look through the front gate which didn't seem to be guarded in any way but wouldn't test Security!

Helpful?
Thank rozmont
Xalapa, Mexico
Level Contributor
121 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

The palace of the president that is used for offical ceremonies. It is closed for visitors but you see the exterior.

Helpful?
Thank bruno123452015
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Worth to see if you are passing by. You can stop here on your way to Patuxai, its a nice building were you can take some nice pics.

Helpful?
Thank Julian I
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
634 reviews
318 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

What a disappointment, rode around it trying to find a way in to no avail. Needs to be opened up so we can enjoy the inside as well as the outside.

Helpful?
Thank Clive R
Makati, Philippines
Level Contributor
119 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This is quite a disappointment. Sure, it looks nice from the outside but that's just it, you can only look from outside the gate, you can't go inside. At least our Malacanang Palace or even the White House has some areas that are open to public.

Helpful?
Thank boonorbane1985

Travellers who viewed Presidential Palace also viewed

Vientiane, Vientiane Province
Vientiane, Vientiane Province
 
Vientiane, Vientiane Province
 

Been to Presidential Palace? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Presidential Palace staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?