The Royal Palace, Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh is the most incredible city with so many different sites to see that it can be difficult to decide what to do first.
One thing to include is the Royal Palace.
It is the residence of the king of Cambodia and was built in the 1860’s.

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The Royal Palace faces towards the east and is located
near the Mekong River and the Tonle Sap River.

The entrance is lined with a variety of statues. In fact, there are many intricate and beautifully designed doors, gates, and entrances.

The palace complex is divided by walls into four main compounds. The Silver Pagoda is on the south side, the Throne Hall is in the centre, and the Khemarain Palace is on the north side. The Inner Court is private and is not accessible to the public.

The Ramayana Frescoes are fading under the heat and humidity.

There are many shrines and statues inside and outside.

There are a lot of odds and ends to see on the way out, too.

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Cat tax 🙂

Are you interested in visiting the Royal Palace? Make sure you dress conservatively: women are not allowed to enter if they are wearing clothing
that exposes their shoulders or cleavage.

Photos by Rheedan

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