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Royal Palace, Phnom Penh

Categories: Castles, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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Still the official imperial residence, Royal Palace features a palace to the north, a pagoda on the south, a throne hall in the middle, and an inner court with private residential quarters to the west. The palace was built in 1866, but none of the original buildings have survived the test of time. Some were torn down and completely rebuilt, like the royal temple which has been paved with more than 5,300 silver tiles during the 1960s. This silver pagoda houses two famous statues of Buddha: a small crystal emerald one and a larger one decorated with more than 9,500 diamonds. See the largest frescos in Southeast Asia on the 19th century walls surrounding the pagoda. Another notable structure is an open-air pavilion still used as a stage for classical dance performances. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Phnom Penh holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Royal Palace and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Wow, nice decor, very beautiful palace. I like everything around palace from bonsai to the fence. I would like to stay here, hehe 
  • It is a nice secured area but I think is too expensive for what you can see, you can find really nice pagodas everywhere aroundphnom penh and they are free 
  • Such a nice experience to visit this king's place. I found a lot of valuables was store in this place that makes my felt surprise. This big compound with a number of impressive buildings. it was quite...  read more »
  • The Royal Palace is a complex of buildings that has served as the royal residence of the Kings of Cambodia since it was built in the 1860s, and is one of the must-see sites in Phnom Penh on your visit. Facing towards the East and situated at the Western bank of the cross division of the Tonle Sap River and the Mekong River called Chaktomuk, the Royal Palace is open to visitors daily except for when there is any formal ceremony held inside. Getting a ticket to visit isn't expensive. The Palace isn't very big but always worth visiting and appreciating.
  • Very interesting self guided place that is filled with many individual rooms and places of worship. Will probably take half a day to walk around. Make sure you are fully covered up i.e. long pants and long sleeves. Otherwise you cannot enter.
  • The best place ever. Come to visit Phnom Penh, if you skip the royal palace, don't come to Phnom Penh because there is the best. Have some rules before visit here, you can't wear short skirt or pants. Hard to find parking and no Wi-Fi.
  • Beautiful grounds with a number of incredible buildings but parts are off limits. For a comparatively large entrance fee, you don't get a lot. But still nice to see. If you're really interested, hire a guide to explain as you go
  • Nice view. Great place for you to visit if you come phnom penh
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