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Royal Palace

Sothearos, between Street 240 & 184, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Ranked #11 of 47 Attractions in Phnom Penh
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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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Bunbury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We were lucky enough to see the Royal Palace with an excellent guide. The buildings are beautiful and well kept. The gardens are very well maintained. In fact the whole complex is kept very clean with nothing out of place. The only downside was the few beggars outside the gate. As we visited during a quiet time of year there... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

A stunning collection of buildings, well maintained gardens and great setting. Guide was very informative and we learned a lot about the history, culture and traditions of the country. Well worth visiting.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Royal Palace ,is definitely worth visiting. It is well manitaned and one can comfortably walk around . Silver Pagoda is a must see ,apart from rest of the palce.

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Karratha, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Beautiful palace with grand architecture. I think well worth an hour or so just wandering around the palace and grounds. Wear clothes that cover shoulders and knees or you can't enter. They do hire light cotton clothing at the entrance if you forget.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Amazing architecture and culture, but unfortunately on the day we visited too much of the palace and grounds were roped off and we had to look from afar. Worth visiting but won't be the highlight of Phnom Penh.

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Phnom Penn
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately with no guide book or leaflet you need to have either read up on this palace or take a guided tour. If you don't take the tour - just past the silver / emerald pagoda is a clump of trees with some steps. This for me was a really lovely spot where you could quietly sit amongst statues. You... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

The Royal family, they really use the palace. It used to be gorgeous but because of Khmer Rouge destruction, they have to use concrete and paint them, looks rather cheap, Might need further preservation.

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Tweed Heads, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I was taken on a tour to the Royal Palace by a local young lady I made friends with during my stay in P.P. It is a very grand Palace with lots of interesting things to see. Was surprised to see some many of there precious treasures have been damaged by Pol Pot & his regime. The meeting room which... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

If you plan to visit Cambodia, do not forget to visit the Royal Palace as we can see the traditional architecture as well as the cutural activities around.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

It is somewhat along the lines of the one in Bangkok but much much smaller and much much less impressive. It is one of those places that you see because you are in the city, nothing more.

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