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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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  • although Cambodia officially has no pandemic anymore (and it's true); there are no significiant restrictions left except here; people have to wear masks anyway; and the Royal Palace is really an... 
    although Cambodia officially has no pandemic anymore (and it's true); there are no significiant restrictions left except here; people have to wear masks anyway; and the Royal Palace is really an...  more »
  • This is really beautiful, my favorite places were the garden and the side of the palace. This place is a drop of ancient history in a modern city 
    This is really beautiful, my favorite places were the garden and the side of the palace. This place is a drop of ancient history in a modern city  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.

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