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Regal Building

There is no entry to the building, you either drive or walk past. I managed to get a photo of the large sign outside, but received glares when I tried to photograph the building... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Dan L
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Bunbury, Australia
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Bunbury, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is no entry to the building, you either drive or walk past. I managed to get a photo of the large sign outside, but received glares when I tried to photograph the building and gardens. I had the distinct feeling that I was in a NO-NO situation with my camera. It is not a huge building but definitely a... More 

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Rayong, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

The Royal Residence, or the Royal Palace as it is often called in tourist brochures, is the Siem Reap home of Cambodia's King Norodom Sihamoni when he is in town. Normally he lives in a far more prestigious palace in Phnom Penh. You can only look at the outside of the residence, so a visit here is only of passing... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

We drove pass and if the guide did not say it's a royal residence, I would have though it was another government building... It's such an inauspicious building consider its a living and operational building used by the royal family when they visit Siem reap

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Thank Julian F
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

This site is for walking by only; you may not go inside. It is worth looking at if you're already in town anyway, so I'd recommend it.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2016

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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Thank Hendrik_NL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2016

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 bubbles 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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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