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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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Siem Reap
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Visited the palace about close to 2 hours with a help of the palace guide I booked.It was interesting and rich in culture.Was pretty hot went I visited kind of drained out after that.Recommended!!

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Lovely gardens and temples. Ladies wear modest clothing or else you must buy at shirt and some form of trousers.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The palace is not very grand or majestic, compared to the sultanate palaces in my country. However, what make the palace special is, the king opens it to the public. That will not ever happen in my country.

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australia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
34 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Very interesting to see the history and extravagance still enjoyed by the Royal Family and surprised what remained after war

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West Lakes, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We paid for a guide to show us around the Royal Palace. I think without a guide it may be confusing. The area is beautiful, many buildings but you can't go inside all of them. The throne room and Silver Pagoda were highlights, but there are also lovely painted murals, beautiful gardens and displays of clothing etc. Even the old... More

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Vientiane, Laos
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

magnificent palace! unfortunately we only get to spend one hour to walk around the place. i suggest to spend 2 hours to learn more about the history.

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Tucson, Arizona
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26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is a large complex and it contains many beautiful buildings. Definitely worth spending time to see everything. While we could go into many of the buildings, no photos were allowed inside...only outside. The Silver Pagoda on the grounds is also interesting to see...if you wander through keep in mind you are walking over silver tiles on the floor (they... More

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Hong Kong, China
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Like the Toul Sleng museum, you really can't appreciate this without a guide - $10 is well worth it, or it's not worth even going. The guides are all professional (i.e. not sleazy) and wear smart uniforms. We took the first guide of the many at the entrance (Rich, Rick?) and he was excellent - smiley and peaceful, excellent English,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

It was a pity that I left this attraction for my last day as it was closed! :( So....plan your visit....it is not opened all the time

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Entrance fee was considerably cheap, but the place it self did not actually look that "royal". It looks royal for the country, yes. Was an ordinary visit to another palace.

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