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“Interesting place to see” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Royal Palace

Royal Palace
Sothearos, between Street 240 & 184, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Ranked #5 of 29 Attractions in Phnom Penh
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural
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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.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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“Interesting place to see”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Interesting place to see, I think it was worth hiring a guide at the entrance to get more insight into the buildings & the culture. The buildings are beautiful (be careful of the opening hours)

Visited February 2014
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“Disappointing access”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

While the structures on site, especially the Silver Pagoda inside and out, had stunning exteriors, many buildings were inaccessible because of repairs or just plain blocked off to visitors. In view of this, admission was way over-priced. The best part for us was wandering the gardens with their pruned shrubbery and variety of plants on display throughout the complex.

Visited February 2014
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“Being a tourist a must do...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We visited the palace (where in front of it there was a demonstration starting because of the riots in the city about salary for the workers in the clothing industry and that was meant to release those that were still in prison). Having a guide it's nice to go arround on the complex and to see the wealth of the noble and men in power in Cambodia. A contrast with that that happenend outside.

Visited February 2014
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“Stunning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

This was our first real wow of our trip to Cambodia via Vietnam. The palace complex is other worldly to us Europeans as we having nothing remotely like it.
A beautiful reminder of how lovely the country must have been before invaders and civil wars have torn it up!
A real photo opp!

Visited March 2014
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“Relatively small in size, but still stunning”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

If you've already been most of the royal palaces around the world, comparatively this is a rather small place however still it's a must visit in Phnom Penh. The middle gate I used for only the royals back then and the governors from now days therefore you can only access via the side gates. Bring your wide angle lens to capture the best shot, also go there early to avoid massive groups!

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