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Royal Palace
The official home of Cambodian royals is located in the heart of Phnom Penh, where the gilded rooflines of the Royal Palace preside over manicured grounds. It’s a gem of Khmer architecture and one of the city’s most popular sites. Follow in royal footsteps as you explore the intricate Throne Hall, visit the Silver Pagoda, and more.
 
The Basics
While there are many buildings inside the Royal Palace compound, the main tourist attractions are the Throne Hall—where Cambodian kings are crowned—and a few surrounding buildings. On the southern edge of the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda (Wat Preah Keo) is another highlight. Also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, the Silver Pagoda houses images of the Buddha made with precious metals, crystal, and gemstones.

To understand the significance of the site more fully, hire a guide or join a tour; the Royal Palace includes few interpretive signs for visitors. Many guided city tours feature the palace as an included stop.
 
Things to Know Before You Go 
  • The Royal Dance Troupe sometimes performs at the open-air theater in the coronation hall.
  • If you’re planning to take photos, you may need to pay a camera fee upon arrival.
  • Credit cards are not accepted at the ticket office, so bring cash. A handful of ATMs are located within walking distance.
 
How to Get There
The Royal Palace is centrally located near Sisowath Quay, walking distance from many hotels and top attractions in Phnom Penh. If you’re coming from farther afield, consider taking a cyclo, or bicycle rickshaw, which is used most often when traveling short distances. Alternatives include motorcycle-powered tuk-tuks and enclosed taxis; be sure to negotiate the price before departure.
 
When to Get There
The Royal Palace is open daily from 7:30–11am and 2–5pm. To avoid crowds and steamy afternoon temperatures, visit when the Royal Palace first opens. Since the east-facing palace complex catches great light in the mornings, that’s also the best time for photography.

What to Wear to the Royal Palace 
Modest dress is required for men and women at the Royal Palace, which means covering knees and elbows. Shirts are usually available for sale near the entry point. Keep in mind that shawls may not be considered sufficient coverage if you’re wearing something skimpier beneath. In some areas of the Royal Palace, guests must remove footwear; plan ahead by wearing shoes that are easy to slip on and off throughout your visit.
Address: Samdech Sothearos Boulevard, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Admission: Varies
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Phnom Penh city tour

Phnom Penh city tour

WE WILL YOU KNOW PHNOM PENH DEEPLY WITH HISTORICAL OF CAMBODIA , DAILY LIFE , CULTURE , TRANDITIONAL
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Phnom Penh Full day Private Tour

Phnom Penh Full day Private Tour

Phnom Penh has been the national capital since French colonization of Cambodia, and has grown to become the nation's economic, industrial, and cultural center. Once known as the "Pearl of Asia," it was considered one of the loveliest French-built cities in Indochina in the 1920s. Phnom Penh, along with Siem Reap and Sihanoukville, are significant global and domestic tourist destinations for Cambodia. In colonial times, Phnom Penh was pocketed with cinemas, grand catholic churches and smoky opium dens. After years of war and terror in the 1970s, Phnom Penh is now a city reinventing itself. Many parts of Phnom Penh are still a testament to its French colonial past while the recently developed riverfront area is proof of its future. The Cyclo ride, a traditional form of local transport where you sit and enjoy the backstreets and architecture of the city while the Cyclo rider pedals you around.
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Private Full-Day Tour of Phnom Penh with Pickup

Private Full-Day Tour of Phnom Penh with Pickup

Experiencing the attractive culture history of Cambodia at national museum related to Angkorian Period and discover the modern style of Cambodian people at Royal Palace. After these, you are going to get experience the brutality of Khmer Rough ( Red Khmer ) at S21 prison and killing field. It is an emotional trip because you will see thousands of victims' photo and materials for interrogation at S21 prison and you will see thousand pieces of skulls of victims of political, soldiers, lecturers and innocent prisoners who had been killed. Many graves can be seen and some left pieces of bone of victims.
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2-Day Phnom Penh Private Tour

2-Day Phnom Penh Private Tour

This is a two day itinerary for travelers who are interested in historical places without rushed time. The first day you will admire all the lives of Cambodian people before Khmer Rough Time. You will discover the wonderful architecture and structure in French colonization as well. On the second day, you will experience the brutal history of Cambodia during Khmer Rough ( Red Khmer ). This regime,( 1975-1979 ) called YEAR ZERO, destructed market, economics, education and hospital systems in Cambodia. Just only 3 years 8 months 20 days, there was around 3 million people die due to starvation, execution and disease.
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Phnom Penh Private 3-Day Tour Udong Hill and Sunset Cruise

Phnom Penh Private 3-Day Tour Udong Hill and Sunset Cruise

Sunset boat on four River Junction ( Mekong River, Tonle Sap River, Bassac River and Lower Mekong River ) which is sometimes called Chak Momuk ( Four faces ) is one of the most fascinating activities in Phnom Penh Capital City. Besides this, you will get information in details of Khmer History from Post-Angkorian Period till Today. Furthermore; the brutality and atrocity genocidal regime ( 1975-1979 ) led by Pol Pot are the emotional experience for Khmer people. There are nearly three million people died due to starvation, execution and disease. At the end of this trip, you will have chance visiting a local market to investigate the way how local people bargain the price of every product.
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Half-Day Royal Palace National Museum Wat Phnom Private Tour

Half-Day Royal Palace National Museum Wat Phnom Private Tour

Today we will start to visit the Royal Palace, the incredible solid silver-floored Silver Pagoda and the National Museum, a treasure chest of Angkorian and pre-Angkorian artifacts. We will find a bustling, multicultural city at the confluence of the historic Mekong, Tonle Sap and Bassac Rivers. Phnom Penh has many places of exceptional interest for those with time enough to appreciate the city's attractions.Then, We continue our city tour to Wat Phnom pagoda. Back to hotel and drop off.
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Phnom Penh's Past and Present

Phnom Penh's Past and Present

Check off Phnom Penh’s essential sights in just a day on this convenient private guided tour. Delve into Cambodia’s regal history at the Royal Palace and Wat Phnom, and discover its Khmer Rouge past at the Independence Monument and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. Savor a restaurant lunch, shop at the Russian Market, ride a “cyclo” rickshaw along the Mekong, and enjoy a sunset cruise. Tour includes door-to-door round-trip transfers.
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Sunset dinner cruise on Mekong River in Phnom Penh

Sunset dinner cruise on Mekong River in Phnom Penh

Short river cruises on Mekong River along the Phnom Penh’s riverfront is a great way to see the city. A cruise typically takes about 2 hour and runs up the Tonle Sap River along the central riverfront area providing a picturesque view of the Royal Palace, National Museum, parks and Phnom Penh skyline.
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