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Royal Palace

Sothearos, between Street 240 & 184, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Ranked #10 of 47 Attractions in Phnom Penh
Type: Historic Sites, Castles
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... more » 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. « less
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Spent an hour here walking around the temples. Unable to go in to some of them, except the big one. There is not much shade so on a sunny day it can get quite hot!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

It may be the little brother of its counterpart in Bangkok, Thailand, but it is at least equally impressive and beautiful. The palace and buildings are in great condition, there is so much detail in everything to give you hours to explore. Certainly worth the visit when you are in or around Pnom Penh!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Well maintained after the end of Cambodia's civil war. It is good that it is opened for tourists to see. Nice architecture and meaningful mixed colors of blue, green, yellow and white. It is not only for the king, but all Cambodian's treasure

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Phan Thiet, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

A really nice palace with a lot of buildings and monuments. It´s a pity you cannot enter most of them. But definitely a great place to visit in Phnom Penh.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

If in Phnom Penh you must see this. Can do in one hour, mostly just outdoors, looking ate the beautiful architect and design. Take into account that it closes from 11-3. $6.50 entrance and extra $5 for a guide.

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Pacific Pines, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Unbelievably beautiful buildings in tranquil surroundings. If we had been able to enter the palace it would have the 5*, but it was closed for a private audience on the day

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The king palace is nice, even though not as big as in Thailand, I would recommend to any tourist to visit this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

It's worthwhile to see, but if you've seen Bangkok's Grand Palace is less impressive. Still, good to go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I was hoping to see the king but he wasn't home. Beautiful location - well worth it from a photography point of view.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Relatively expensive ($6.50). Nicely kept palace with smart courtyards and several beautiful but small temples. Notably, a litter free haven in Cambodia. Silver pagoda was disappointing as the silver floor is covered by carpets but the emerald Buddha is impressive. Make sure men and women wear long shorts or trousers and cover up on top (a shawl will not suffice)... More

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