Vientiane Presidential Palace, Laos, French colonial building 1973 Beaux Arts. The President of Laos lives in the Presidential Palace, being used for official acts

Vientiane Presidential Palace

The Presidential Palace of Vientiane is a beautiful French Beaux Arts style that serves as the President official residence of Laos and also is the scene of official acts. Surrounded by gardens and located on the main avenue of Vientiane, the Lane Xang Avenue, Vientiane Presidential Palace is a building in the year 1973.



Information about the Vientiane Presidential Palace


The Vientiane Presidential Palace, capital of Laos, whose original name in French is Palais Presidentiel is a building of the French colonial era of style beaux arts whose construction began in the year 1973 under the orders of the Architect Khamphoung Phonekeo, but due to the complicated political situation in Laos, the Presidential Palace not opened officially until the year 1986.

Presidential Palace Vientiane
Presidential Palace Vientiane

Although the main function of the Presidential Palace is used as residence of the President of Laos, the Laotian President doesn't live here, but that the country's leader decided to establish his residence in the District of Ban Phonthan.

Vientian Presidential Palace from the Chao Park Anouvong
Presidential Palace Vientiane seen from the Chao Park Anouvong

Regardless that the President of Laos does not live in the building, the Presidential Palace is closed to the public and therefore only can be seen from the outside.

Presidential Palace - Vientiane
Presidential Palace - Vientiane

The Vientiane Presidential Palace, although If photographs can be made not can be accessed inside the compound from the outside. Since the Lane Xang Avenue, where the monument is located patuxai or temple Wat SisaketYou can be a part of the facade of the colonial buildings of the Presidential Palace.

Building Vientiane Presidential Palace
Building Presidential Palace Vientiane seen from Lane Xang Avenue

But the best views of the Presidential Palace have across Lane Xang Avenue, next to the river and mekong Park the Chao Anouvong.

Vientiane Presidential Palace - Laos
Vientiane Presidential Palace - Laos


The Presidential Palace in 50,000 kip notes


As curiosity will say that the Vientiane Presidential Palace appears on the reverse of the banknotes of 50,000 kip, the official currency of LaosHowever the image of the Presidential Palace which has been retouched appears on banknotes. For example the post where wave the flag of Laos has increased its height.

Vientiane Presidential Palace
Vientiane Presidential Palace

Presidential Palace tickets 50000 Kip
Presidential Palace in 50,000 kip notes


Opening hours and entrance fee to the Presidential Palace


As discussed above, the Vientiane Presidential Palace is closed to the public and therefore cannot visit it.

Palais Presidentiel - Vientiane
Palais Presidentiel - Vientiane

It's best to visit the Presidential Palace is walking along the outer fence when other parts of the city you visit, such as door Patuxai victoryThe King estutua Chao Anouvong or temple Wat Sisaket.

Colonial Building the Vientiane Presidential Palace
Colonial Building the Vientiane Presidential Palace


Getting to the Presidential Palace


Management official of the Presidential Palace is the intersection of Settathirath Road and the Avenue Lane Xang ( Vientiane, Laos).
However the view of the Palace from the Lane Xang Avenue is not very good, being preferable to approaching the Street Quai Fa Ngum (facing the River, the place where the) park the Chao Anouvong).


To reach the Vientiane Presidential Palace most appropriate is to walk or rent a bicycle.

Video from the Presidential Palace


This is a virtual tour of the outside of the Vientiane Presidential Palace, since access to the interior is not permitted, and also the far view of the statue of the King Chao Anouvong in Park Chao Anouvong.


Video of the Vientiane Presidential Palace - Laos


Related to the Vientiane Presidential Palace

  • Park the Chao Anouvong the park across from the gates of the Presidential Palace
  • Wat Sisaket the oldest temple in Vientiane, a few meters from the Palace
  • patuxai the Victory Gate of Vientiane, situated on Lane Xang Avenue Presidential Palace