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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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Willaston, England
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

We took a taxi to the palace as it's easy and cheap. Palace was beautiful, very serene. Gardens lovely and it was quiet when we went. Can't remember how much it was but I don't think it was very expensive. Well worth the visit.

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London
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11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

I had to give this a high rating purely on the fact that its a stunning piece of architecture, so its worth seeing and taking photos of. I would recommend you find a good guide if you have one though as the one we got was a little pricey and repeated himself a lot.

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Oviedo, Florida, Usa
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69 reviews 69 reviews
27 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We (4 mature caucasian females) went on a rainy day and thought we were in the correct line for tickets. Turns out, we were in line behind a huge tour group that already had their tickets. Much to our delight, a very pleasant local guide noticed us and offered a tour for $10 usd for all of us. I had... More

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Toronto, Canada
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

The palace grounds are well manicured and the buildings are fantastically adorned but it's sterile. Perhaps because my visit to the palace was after S21. If you have time and enjoy opulence than this is a good place. If not than I'd say you can skip it.

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Bruges, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

to visit this remarkable palace, have a look at the floor while in the silver temple. The gardens are beautiful.

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Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Very beautiful and pristine, but it's similar to other palaces and wats we have been to... you just kind of wander around, get a smattering of the history in a couple plaques here and there. It's a way to kill a couple hours and I'm glad we went since we didn't stop at the one in Bangkok... but nothing you... More

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Boulogne-Billancourt, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

The Royal Palace is a good example of Khmer architecture featuring its layout of the defensive wall, throne hall, Temple of the Emerald Buddha, towering spires and mural paintings. This one of the place must see in Phnom Penh!

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Melbourne
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

You must cover up to enter, or buy a t-shirt that comes down to elbow length for usd$2 at the entrance and no shorts/skits above the knees. This made for an extremely hot and sweaty visit. But it was very interesting to see and our tour guide was very knowledgeable

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I think the Royal Palace anywhere is something you've got to see just to tick it off the list so in that sense I'm glad I saw it, but at the end of the day that's all it really was. Obviously it's all relative but in Cambodian terms it's quite expensive and although it's certainly beautiful, it's quite small, large... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Its a must do but make certain you get a tour guide they are excellent value. As a hippie from the 60,s this was a good tour and a great history lesson.

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