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Presidential Palace description and photos - Laos: Vientiane. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Presidential Palace.
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A luxurious example of French colonial architecture is the Presidential Palace located in the center of Vientiane. It was built after the French colonialists left the country. However, their long-term reign influenced the creative decisions made by local architects. The architect Khamfung Fonekeo, who worked on the project of the Presidential Palace, did not stay aloof from the fashion trends of that time. The construction of the presidential palace began in 1973, and then the construction was frozen for a long time: the country had no time for the construction of beautiful buildings due to the unstable internal political situation. The communist organization Pathet Lao aspired to power. Only by 1986 it was finished. The President of Laos lives in a mansion in the Vientiane suburb of Bad Fountain, and this palace is used for official meetings.
The image of the Presidential Palace can be seen on the back of the 50 thousand kip banknote, the currency of Laos. It is edited by the artist. So, on the banknote, the flag over the palace is raised much higher than it actually is.
Tourists are not allowed to the Presidential Palace. This building can only be viewed from the outside. Nevertheless, it has long become one of the business cards of Vientiane. Every tourist arriving in the Lao capital should definitely strive to photograph this mansion. The view of the Presidential Palace from Len Xang Street is not very good. The most luxurious pictures are taken from Quai-Fa-Ngum Street, opposite the Mekong River, from the side of Chao Anuwong Park. In the evening, the Presidential Palace is brightly lit.
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