Royal Palace of the Kingdom of Cambodia

Built in 1866 by King Norodom the Royal palace is now home to His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Norodom Sihanouk, King of Cambodia,and Her Majesty Preah Reach Akka-Mohesey Norodom Monineath Sihanouk, the Queen of Cambodia.

The Palace grounds are opened to the public except when the King is in residence.Within the palace compound are the coronation hall; the entrance, which houses an open-air theater for the Royal Dance Troupe, and a balcony for Royal appearances; an open-air pavilion often used for entertaining and viewing of the King's movies; and the King's private residence, which houses a collection of Cambodian artwork from artists around the world, and his office, where he actively pursues Royal duties.

The architecturally incongruous Napoleon III pavilion shipped and reassembled in Cambodia was a gift of the French Empress Eugenie in the early 20th century. Outside the southeast wall of the palace is the house of the white elephant traditionally used for special regal occasions including Royal births, deaths or weddings.

Admission:
$3.00/person, $2.00/camera, $5.00/video camera.
Open everyday, 7:30am-11:00am / 2:00pm-5:00pm.


Getting there:
Address: Samdech Sothearos Boulevard,
2 km from Wat Phnom
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