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Royal Palace

Address: Sothearos, between Street 240 & 184, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Ranked #7 of 37 Attractions in Phnom Penh
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Still the dwelling place of the king, this palace contains the Silver...
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Still the dwelling place of the king, this palace contains the Silver Pagoda, whose floor is made up of 5329 silver tiles, each weighing 1.125 kilograms.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

with the yellow gates and the big trees inside was very nice. The history of the King was so wonderful and powerful.

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eumundi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

It’s very humid here and the sun is intense but with much drinking of water i managed to see a lot of the sights on today’s tour with our new Cambodian guide Rid. He was very humble about us coming to his poor country and also very honest in answering any questions. I asked about the children and amputees that... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Nice but not very interesting. They have some dress restrictions not to wear shorts above the knees or sleeveless shirts

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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

best for group photos, beyond wat nom and independence monument, establishes that youve been in PP, great for night photography

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Not very interesting in our opinion, although we didn't get a tour guide which may have helped. The "highlight" was the silver pagoda, but there was not much silver to see as the tiles were covered with carpet.

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Gunnedah, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This former palace is beautifully maintained, it gives you a glimpse of what life in Cambodia was life during those times, well worth a visit.

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Novato, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Other than the sites related to the Pol Pot era (Tuol Sleng and Choeng Ek), this is a highlight of a visit to Phnom Penh.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Be warned...this place open and closes early. We visited on our last day in town at 10:30am and were turned away. The rating is for the wall that surroundsa the palace...that's all we saw!

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Visited the palace the morning after the King's birthday celebrations ended. Most of the ground was not open during this time, and the buildings were largely closed off to the public. While the architecture is impressive, my friend and I were mostly bored during our walk, and left in under 15 minutes. There were also throngs of chinese and japanese... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

One of the nicest temples we have visited and very unique with the gold Buddha, emerald Buddha and silver floor. Highly recommended.

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