The Royal Palace takes centre stage in the middle of the town. Most of the complex can be seen by walking past on the street but we decided to take a closer look and purchased an entrance ticket which cost a couple of quid so we could roam the buildings.
Once past the main gates there’s a long drive leading up to the main house flanked by huge palm trees.
Before you get to the palace, on the right is the temple called Haw Pha Bang. It was pretty amazing from the outside and also from inside.
The interior of the temple was covered with gold leaf detail including some strange panels depicting every day life. The pick of the bunch was one of a woman cutting up a deer.
You were able to go into the palace however not cameras were allowed. The palace was a mix of French and Asian architecture. It was really nice in the house and provided a welcome break from the heat outside.
After the tour around the Palace we headed back to the hostel for a rest and decided to eat once again on the food street; papaya salad, fish again and some Luang Prabang sausage. After the meal we headed to a bar which was having a movie night. The film was Bridesmaids. The bar was full of other backpackers and we all settled down to watch the movie.