Vientiane Presidential Palace

Presidential Palace
The classical French facade of the Presidential Palace

At the base of Lane Xang street is the Beaux Arts styled Presidential Palace. It was originally built to house the French colonial governors, and also served as a royal residence during the brief reign of the monarchy after independence. Since the royal family was banished in the 1970s, it is now mainly used for formal ceremonies.

The Presidential Palace is not open to the public.