The Royal Palace, Cambodia

When I think back to my afternoon visiting The Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia I think of two words to best describe it; gold and flowers.  I’m sure you will understand why once you have seen the photos.

The Royal Palace is situated along the river banks and can be seen from a way away; it’s stunning.  You can’t visit parts of the palace as it’s the King’s residence but there are parts where you are free to wander around.


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The grounds of the palace are just as stunning as the buildings themselves; flowers of every colour, shape and texture.

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Have you been to Cambodia?

Marcella xx

p.s  I’m off on holiday tomorrow for nine days… see you when I’m back, with way too many photos! 🙂

It’s Travel Tuesday.  Hosted by Bonnie, Camila, Amy and Jessi.


20 thoughts on “The Royal Palace, Cambodia

  1. Hi Marcella, we were just at the Royal Palace about 4 months ago. Although I probably think silver more than gold because of the “Silver Pagoda” but you are right that there is a lot of gold! We sadly ran into a monkey with a heavy chain around his neck running around the complex (police do this apparently to chain him up occasionally) so that put a damper on our visit, but there is definitely a lot of interesting things to see here. Happy #TravelTuesday!

  2. Gold is totally right! The word ornate also comes to mind. Did you go inside the palace and see the giant jewel encrusted Buddha? What a sight, eh? I was disappointed that the silver floors were mostly covered up but regardless this is such a beautiful location in Cambodia.

  3. Great photos! I’ve been to the royal palace twice; one day I’d really like to watch the royal ballet perform, I know back in the day the royal ballet trained in the palace but nowadays it might be at the university offine arts. I love the detail of your shots. Gorgeous!

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