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Royal Palace
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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.
Shanghai, China
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“Breathtaking!”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

The architecture of the Palace is incredible. It's a beautiful place to visit but if time is a factor forgo it for some of the more compelling monuments and sights.

Visited April 2013
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Belfast, Northern Ireland
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“Been there, seen it, bought the T-shirt (literally)!”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

We visited the Royal Palace just a few days after the Cremation of the former King (who died in October 2012). Our up to date guidebook made no mention of an entrance fee - which was quite steep at $6.50 per person, considering most of the Palace Grounds are out of bounds to visitors. It would really make one suspect that there exists a certain element of "cashing in" on people wanting to making a pilgrimage to the Cremation site. If that is the case, then one would hope there is a difference in entrance fees depending on whether or not one is Khmer (if we found it expensive, what must $6.50 represent to the average citizen of Cambodia?). I always carry some sort of shawl to cover my shoulders in SE Asia if there is any chance I'll be visiting temples etc. and in 10 years of travelling in the region I have encountered no objections whatsoever. Not here. Dress code is strictly enforced. If you want to visit, you'll have to buy a T-shirt (plain white at $2, others at $3). Another money-spinner. As was once said of a world heritage site in my part of the world "worth seeing, but not worth going to see". Same applies to the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh. You decide.

Visited February 2013
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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“Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

The buildings and grounds are superbly kept and the whole area is brightly coloured and very historical.

Visited March 2013
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Coolum Beach, Australia
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“Not worth the price”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

The palace is off limits so you have a look around the gardens and the Silver pagoda, if you are short of time give it a miss.

Visited April 2013
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Hong Kong, China
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“lots of unauthorised access inside the palace”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

think it's a rip off if u pay US$6 but with many restricted areas, dunno if that's due to the khmer new year for special rituals though...and there's one room where u need to take shoes off before entering, be prepared to smell stinky feet in this boiling hot weather.

Visited April 2013
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