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Royal Palace

Sothearos, between Street 240 & 184, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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$920*
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Ranked #10 of 46 Attractions in Phnom Penh
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural
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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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Sunshine Coast
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

A great cultural experience to be had here. Lots of various buildings to look around and exhibits to look at. I paid an extra $10 US for a guide which made the experience much better. Can spend 1-1.5 hrs here.

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Oxfordshire
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

A stunning collection of buildings giving some insight into Cambodian history, past and present. Unfortunately some of the best photo opportunities aren't allowed (silver pagoda and throne room), but it's a very beautiful place all the same. Tip: make sure you're appropriately covered up, or you're not getting in! Women in particular should wear a top with sleeves to the... More

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Nice to visit if you never seen Bangkok's royal palace but this extreme wealth badly clashes with the overall poverty of the rest of the country and it leaves a sour taste in your mouth.

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Perth, Australia
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18 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

What an amazing experienced to at the palace ground. The gate is opened to the public in the morning but closed for lunch and reopened at 2pm. It cost 25,000 (Cambodian currency) to get so its around US$6.50. We engaged a guide to take us around the vicinity of the palace. The guide cost us US$10 but he was very... More

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Bunbury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This is a must. Cost USD 6 to get in which gives you access to the royal palace and the silver pergoda. I would recommend that you pay the extra $10 and get a guide to tell you all about the places and some insights to the buildings and history. Take your time and appreciate the age of things. Loved... More

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Split, Croatia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Very impressive - as one may expect. There is no need to repeat what my fellow-travelers have written already. I'd like to point out just one tiny (maybe insignificant) detail: plastic flowers. How can it possible that Royal Palace in a country that has climate as Cambodia has they use plastic flowers for decoration?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Clothing needs to be below knee and a shirt needs to be worn, I got caught out and needed to pay $3US for a tshirt which is not a big deal. The grounds were under construction and some buildings were off limits. The buildings we could see into and some we could go into were beautiful. We hired a guide... More

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E Anglia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Very beautiful and not too different from pictures in a guide. Beautiful gardens to wander around. Only a few buildings open and those that are forbid photographs. This is a must see visit in Phnom Penh but I can see that people might draw parallels between this and the lives of the populace still we found it very worthwhile. A... More

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Australia
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

For USD10 we hired a knowledgable and friendly guide whom gave us an in-depth understanding of the palace and silver pagoda.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Visiting the Royal Palace is not to be missed. Stunning architecture built so many years ago without today's tools. Be sure to include a visit on your trip.

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