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Royal Palace

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Address: Sothearos | between Street 240 & 184, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Today
08:00 - 11:00
14:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 11:00
14:00 - 17:00
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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 must see.

Love these sort of places. I did not expect this in Phnom Penh for some reason and it was delightful to walk around

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Papamoa, New Zealand
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Mambajao, Camiguin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

An absolute must see when in Phnom Penh. Preferable on a sunny day. Observe opening hours and clothing regulations.

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Papamoa, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Love these sort of places. I did not expect this in Phnom Penh for some reason and it was delightful to walk around

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The palace is a keystone for understanding Cambodia. Please be respectful, make sure you bring long pants and long sleeves. It's best understood with a guide, you can hire at the entrance for $10. When we were there, the emperor and his family were in residence, so the blue flag was flying. Make sure you also visit the silver pagoda.... More 

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Victoria, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful palace & beautiful grounds. Lots of history. Remember to cover your knees & wear sleeves. Unfortunately the day we visited a lot of the buildings were closed. Otherwise I would of given it 5 stars. They need an information sheet for foreigners to learn the history. It was a lovely few hours.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is probably, deservedly, the No 1 attraction in the city and needs time allocated to it. Although busy with guided tours the complex is large enough to escape from them, to allow for quality independent time. I liked in particular the painted wall that surrounds the structure which tells the story of Reamker (glory of Rama), an epic Cambodian... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Royal palace park is a much better place to relax and picnic. You can view sunset and enjoy Cambodian local food along the road. It's also along the Tonle sap river. So watching sunset from here is a good feeling

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Thank engineer2207
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not much going on here apart from a few extravagant buildings and paintings. We didnt get a tour guide.. maybe it would be a bit better if we had one.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Grounds are okay. Buildings are sort of interesting. Treasures and uniforms not so great. Better than the pigeon infested garden on the other side of the wall!

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Was very impressed by our visit to the royal palace. Beautiful, clean & not too crowded. Lots to see & lots of photo opportunities. Good value for money. We did not get a guide but would maybe recommend it if you would like to know more history. The info card given at the gate & google was enough for us... More 

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Thank Caroline O
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The palace looks very similar to the one located in Bangkok, but its territory is not so huge. You need to cover your shoulders and knees to be able to enter. There is no rent of clothes, but you can buy a T-shirt or trousers for 3$ for each. We spent there ~1,5 hours and we were not very excited... More 

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