The Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda are the most popular sights in the city. The compound in which these ornamental buildings lie is situated on the riverfront. The Royal Palace serves as the King's residence and is used as a venue for court ceremony. The Silver Pagoda or the Wat Preah Keo Morokat is a unique temple and is mostly known for its silver floor tiles. Plan your visit wisely as the palace have strict entry timings.Timings: 8 a.m to 10:30 a.m, 2 p.m to 5 p.m.
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The next place we visited was the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, before we could get into the palace I had to buy a t-shirt that covered my shoulders. Not all the palace was open to the public, understandably, and it wasn't the biggest but it was certainly very beautiful. The throne room was lovely as were the gardens. There was a building that showed all sorts of things such as different uniforms for different seasons, wedding cutlery, ceremony swords and many other things but the main attraction at the palace was the Silver Pagoda. Now when I read about this I thought it was going to be a 'Silver Pagoda' but in fact it's the floor that is silver and the floor is covered in carpet to protect it so you can't actually see anything silver which is a shame.
With its classic Khmer roofs and fancy gilding, the Royal Palace dominates the small skyline of Phnom Penh. It's very near to the riverfront and has a huge garden, which makes extremely likeable for the visitors to visit.
Royal Palace buildings include the Throne Hall, used for coronations and diplomatic and other official meetings, and Chanchhaya Pavilion, used as a venue for the Royal Dancers, as a tribune for the King to address the crowds and as a place to hold state and royal banquets.