The Royal Palace
WIth the exception of a brief absence during the dark days of the Khmer Rouge, each of Cambodia’s kings have called Phnom Penh’s Royal Palace home since it was built in 1866. A sprawling complex of gardens, pagodas, stupas, spires, pavilions and ornate halls for every royal occasion, the palace grounds are reminiscent of Versaille or Buckingham, but with traditional Buddhist architecture and without the crowds of visitors. It’s impressive grounds allow space to wander, so much so that it’s easy to feel like you’re paying a Saturday afternoon visit to King Sihamoni himself. Read more about the palace in our blog.
($$) - Entrance tickets to the palace and silver pagoda - $7 USD
The Throne Hall (Preah Thineang Dheva Vinnichay Mohai Moha Prasat) which contains 3 royal thrones and a gold bust of each king and the Silver Pagota (Wat Preah Keo) with its near-life-size, Maitreya Buddha encrusted with 9,584 diamonds dressed in royal regalia.