Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda


As we emerged from the National Museum, we easily located the yellow high walls. We walked around the perimeter to find the entrance of the Royal Palace which was opposite the riverfront between Streets 240 and 184. It is open everyday from 7:30 to 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. It is the Residence of the King of Cambodia.


One of the mistakes we did was not hiring a tour guide. We assumed we could do it on our own, but the leaflet given at the entrance have no information about the function of each Royal Building or Structure. I know it's wrong but we sometimes pop behind a French or English tour group to eavesdrop in the hopes of getting information. So yes, please hire a guide. 

Statues and Pagodas
Prohibited Area for Public Access
Victory Gate
Tourists and Manicured Gardens
Scale Model of Angkor Vat
View of the Royal Palace Gate from the Riverside
Each royal building was surrounded by manicured gardens. The intricacy of details and murals were fascinating. Despite it being at the heart of the city, the walls buffer the sounds coming from the road. It gets really tranquil within the royal grounds.

Love & light, 
Arni

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7 comments

  1. it's so pretty! But those intricate details and ornaments could never work at any other continent because of the dust and dirt, which, I'm guessing, isn't a problem over there in tropical country

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  2. It's beautiful. I have fallen completely head-over-heels in love with Cambodia from your Instagram pics and lovely blog posts.

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  3. Just soo gorgeous. I love all the gold!

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  4. Looks awesome and I've totally done the eavesdropping, too. Heading off to catch up on your latest posts now; this just completely awakens my wanderlust :)

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  5. beautiful buildings. their colors are amazing.

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  6. Fabulous photos! You have really captured this so well. The gold really stands out against the clear blue sky and the beautiful buildings and gardens look so well maintained too.

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  7. Fabulous photos! You have really captured this so well. The gold really stands out against the clear blue sky and the beautiful buildings and gardens look so well maintained too.

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