Royal Palace is one of the sacred places of the Cambodia capital, Phnom Penh. The Royal Palace was built in 1886 by King Javarman VII when the capital was moved to Phnom Penh. Most building was completed before World War I, with involvement by French administrators and Thai designers and architectures. French influence can be seen in the formal gardens which enhance the palace and there are also some European – style buildings on the grounds.
Royal Palace in Phnom Penh was built in order to serve monarchs, monarch families and foreign visitors with their dining and their daily activities. It is also the place where protocols and royal rituals were taken place. Tours Indochina Cambodia
The Palace grounds are enclosed by a laterite wall, however only its base remains today. The wall which is 600m long by 250m wide was surrounded by a moat. Especially, there are Royal terraces which stretch out for a length of about 400 meters running from the East to the North South of the palace boundary. The two terraces, the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King where King Jayavarman VII watched the games and celebrations were held.
The structure of Royal Palace consists of a lot of areas including outstanding works such as Stateroom, Chanchhaya stage, Silver Pagoda, garden, etc. Each place plays its role and is responsible for its own functions. At the Royal Palace, there are many beautiful spots for tourists to admire.
Stateroom is the most important place in the palace where ceremonies, protocols and some traditional rituals are held. It was built 2 times. The first was built of wood in 1869-1870 under King Norodom. This work then was demolished in 1915. The second was built in 1917 and was inaugurated in 1919 by King Sisowath. As other the houses and buildings in the palace, the Statetroom is to the East and the most brilliant in the morning. Travel to Cambodia
Silver Pagoda, located on the right side of the Royal Palace, is a place to keep the priceless treasures of Buddhism as well as the items of the kings; especially standing Buddha status carved in gold in 1906. This is also a place where the king heard the monk preach and held the solemn ceremony.
Besides, there are other sites within the large area of Royal Palace. If you would like to explore further, please find more information we provide. Royal Palace of Cambodia is an architectural artwork featuring characteristic structure of the temple country. Royal Palace is a destination not to be missed when traveling in Cambodia.
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