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Address: Siem Reap, Cambodia
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The Royal Residence is of historic importance, because here the French rulers transferred the sovereignty to the King of Cambodia and the Cambodian people. However, the building... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Hendrik_NL
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Royal Residence is of historic importance, because here the French rulers transferred the sovereignty to the King of Cambodia and the Cambodian people. However, the building is only to be admired from the outside. However, the large Royal Gardens in front of the Residence is a public place and here are a number of fruit trees, where an untold... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As we didn't go to Phenom Penh on this trip, I would have loved to visit the Royal Residence, but unfortunately it is not open to the public. Perhaps this might be worth considering by the Cambodian Government to open parts of the Royal Residence when His Majesty is not in residence.

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Thank Suli and Toa L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We stayed at the Victoria Angkor Resort and walked through Royal Park on our way along the river to Old Market. As we passed the attractive Royal Residence, I took a photo. But we also looked up to the top of the tall trees nearby in Royal Park, as we were told that bats hang out there. They do! There... More 

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Thank garbagecollector
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

A Palace complex on the grand scale. Showing the grandeur of the Khymer civilization over a 1000 years ago.

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Thank Mark G
Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Although the gardens are worth a stroll this handsome structure is closed to the public. It may be magnificent as far as Cambodian houses, but it is certainly not an impressive structure when compared to other southeast Asian palaces or European ones. The park and surrounding environs, though, are among the most handsome parts of Siem Reap.

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2 Thank Philip S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I went with some local Khmer friends I made, they cannot be caught telling the story of the place without a tour guide license. SO! Book a tour or meet a rebel, but the place is way more interesting if you know all the stories, and the history behind things.

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1 Thank Kahri W
dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Beautiful buildings and gardens - worth a visit. However its a shame to see such wealth in a country where less than 30% of the children can go to school

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Just a small residence not open to the public where a former king used to stay when he was in Siem Reap. More interesting is the big park across the street and the small temple where foreign travelers come to seek blessings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I stumbled across the royal residence, a summer retreat if you call it that for the King to visit whilst in Siem Reap. It is located on National Route 6 ( Airport Road ) close to the river with an attractive garden area on the other side of the road. It is a fairly simple white structure which doesn't really... More 

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Relaxing at the green garden in front of the palace! There are a lot of big trees surrounding and many big bats. there is pagoda in front of the palace where many local came to visit and pray for peaceful, happiness, healthy and prosperity.

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