This photo was taken in Luang Prabang, Laos.
The royal palace grounds are actually a national museum these days. The temple in the photo is called Haw Pha Bang and it isn’t the actual palace but a royal temple that was built to house Laos’ most sacred Buddha image and it is by far the most eye catching building in the grounds.
In order to to make the temple stand out I went with black and white and only left the gold on the temple as the only color showing. I think it did the trick and I found that it was more interesting than the regular color image.