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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
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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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.

Thank Northernchaos
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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.

Thank Adrian P
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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.

1 Thank ptrav9
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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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.

Thank kathryndob
Los Angeles, California
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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.

Thank cookpias
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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!

Thank rozmont
Xalapa, Mexico
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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.

Thank bruno123452015
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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.

Thank Julian I
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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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.

Thank Clive R
Makati, Philippines
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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.

Thank boonorbane1985

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