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Royal Palace, Phnom Penh

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Still the official imperial residence, Royal Palace features a palace to the north, the lavish Silver Pagoda to 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 had more than 5,300 silver tiles laid down 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. Use our Phnom Penh trip maker site to arrange your visit to Royal Palace and other attractions in Phnom Penh.
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  • Its closed! Nobody knows for how long. Not only the palace also the gardens around it. Even de area around the silver pagoda is closed. Sad, we spend an extra day in P.P. to see them 
    Its closed! Nobody knows for how long. Not only the palace also the gardens around it. Even de area around the silver pagoda is closed. Sad, we spend an extra day in P.P. to see them  more »
  • It is very interesting of the structure as it is still closed inside but it still can visit the park in front of the palace area. It is very beautiful to walk around. 
    It is very interesting of the structure as it is still closed inside but it still can visit the park in front of the palace area. It is very beautiful to walk around.  more »
  • What a wonderfully beautiful oasis in the heart of Phnom Penh. Best to go early in the morning to beat the heat of the day which is sure to come when in Cambodia. 
    What a wonderfully beautiful oasis in the heart of Phnom Penh. Best to go early in the morning to beat the heat of the day which is sure to come when in Cambodia.  more »
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  • No I never getting the money 💰 out of the place
  • Good environment and there are lots of birds and you can bring food to feed them. There is a park there so you can relax. Really recommend.
  • You can learn a lot about the country by touring the palace grounds. There are guides you can hire that will give you a million bits of trivia. Be sure to have proper modest apparel. Even just walking around the grounds you can learn a lot about the Khmer royalty (for instance, what is the correct color of "sampot" to wear on each day of the week). If the flag is flying, it means the king is on the premises. You can't find him though as his rooms are tucked away in the back. Much is only a façade of the way it was in the old days, but it is still quite interesting. That lacy looking iron house is quite intriguing. Was it really a gift from Napoleon? Khmer people pay a pittance, but foreigners pay a lot, as it should be.
  • Nice to visit and be out and about amongst the locals who are usually taking their families out. It can be crowded and intense on the outside but you can find sanctuary inside.
  • This is a really nice place to visit in Cambodia situated in Phnom Penh city near the river side. We visited there in the afternoon like 2:00 p.m. Entrance ticket for a foreigner was US $ 10 and if you take a guide you have to pay him separately. It is a beautiful place with well maintained. They have some entertainments things too. Highly recommend this place to visit.

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