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Address: Sothearos, between Street 240 & 184, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Description: Still the dwelling place of the king, this palace contains the Silver...
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.
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A beautiful palace complex, but limited viewing opportunity

The Palce complex seems small in comparison to those in Bangkok, and visitors are limited in what they can see as the King is still in residence here. The buildings you can see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

very neat, very quite and very impressive. some parts are under renovation but enough parts of the Palace is open to impress. the main meeting room is not photograph friendly but thats the best ceiling in town.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The Palce complex seems small in comparison to those in Bangkok, and visitors are limited in what they can see as the King is still in residence here. The buildings you can see from the outside are ornate and beautiful, included a few relatively new looking stupa. One if the few buildings you can go inside is the silver pagoda,... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I have seen many royal palaces in my life, but this is the most peaceful. There are no crowds unlike the Bangkok Palace. It is full of pretty and impressive buildings that are filled with Buddha statues.Gardens are impeccably manicured. The one thing others found problems with is that there is not much to see, as much is blocked off... More 

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Milan, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

You can see part of the building but is nowhere near the experience like visiting the forbidden city or other imperial palaces. Is interesting but in 40 minutes you are done.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The palace was very beautiful and full with historical meaning. Strongly suggest to hire a guide or just follow others guide during the visit as i do. Hahaha If not you will feel very boring and it made your visit meaningless. To visit this place inside out need around 2 hours. Suggest to prepare atleast 2 hours time for the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful buildings and pretty to walk around. There's not a great deal to see but you can look at the palace from the outside and depending on when you visit small amounts are open. Remember to wear clothes that cover your knees and elbows. They don't allow you to cover up with a scarf.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Probably the best thing to see in the city. Be sure to bring a professional guide to guide you. Go early before it gets too hot. There might be a lot of mosquitoes, so be prepared. Dress code was not enforced when I was there (or maybe because I had a guide)

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We hired a guide after we entered the Palace, he was very interesting and gave a detailed history of Palace life, his country and the Royal family. This enriched the experience of walking around the Palace. The actual Palace and surrounds were stunning and were a marked contrast to the Tuol Sleng Museum and the Genocide Centre we had seen... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Royal palace is the old residence of the Royal Family of Thailand. It is also known as the Grand Palace. It is located in the old town of Bangkok close to the Chao Phraya river. The royal palace is a magnificent complex which comprises of a few temples and a mini model of Angkot Wat from the Khmer capital Siem... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

While not quite as grand as Bangkok's Royal Palace the Royal Palace and connected Silver Pagoda in Phonm Penh also have far less tourists and are definately worth a visit. Exquisite gold buddha in the pagoda is a highlight as are the wonderfully manicured gardens. Even after being in Bangkok, we still found this visit impressive.

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Address: Sothearos, between Street 240 & 184, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Phnom Penh
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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