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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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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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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We shared a guide with another couple (we will definitely take their initiative to ask us if we wanted to share a guide with us through our journey around SEA) and it was brilliant. The guide made the visit so much more memorable and he answered evey question we came up with. The palace and the stories around it was... More

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Siem Reap Province, Cambodia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

If you've been to Thailand first like I had and then walked through this royal palace you will be disappointed. It is beautiful in it's own way but over all it wasn't as much as a wow factor as Bangkoks Royal Palace.

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

The palace is a lot more interesting than I expected. I don't usually hire tour guides but we did this time and it was totally worth it, gave great information on the different buildings, areas and interiors.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

The Palace complex or Kings Village as it is referred to by the common people is a beautiful series of complex structures and immaculately maintained, well worth a visit, but use a guide.

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Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

I spent the first morning of my trip to Phnom Penh going to the Royal Palace. It was fantastic. Many photo opportunities.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

One very important thing to note with the palace is it is closed between 11am and 2pm daily. It is also a requirement that women have their arms covered and that men not wear short shorts. Unfortunately for us the main part of the palace was closed as the royal family were there. we also opted to pay for a... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

It is a beautiful palace. If you have been to Bangkok it is similar, just smaller. It is open in the morning, closes at lunch and reopens in the afternoon. They may require men to be in long pants.

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Edmonds, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Make sure you talk to a guide before you settle on one- a good guide makes this and awesome visit-well worth the money.

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