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Befitting the home of Cambodia’s royalty, the glittering golden roofline of this palace dominates Phnom Penh’s skyline.

One glimpse of Royal Palace is enough to confirm that it was built for kings and queens. Look for the gilded roof and dramatic Khmer architecture of this dominant Phnom Penh landmark.

The palace has been home to Cambodia’s royalty since its construction in 1866, on the site of Phnom Penh’s former old town. The first resident was His Majesty Prah Bat Norodom, the great-grandfather of the current king.

After you enter, turn left to the ornate Throne Hall, an opulent building used for coronations, meetings with important dignitaries and other official celebrations. Featuring a massive tower, Throne Hall dominates the palace complex. Note the various architectural styles, from the European ceiling frescos to the Asian red and gold windows. Look for the gilded coronation throne, capped by a massive tiered parasol, at the back of the room.

Continue south to the Royal Treasury, a narrow pavilion housing royal regalia and artifacts, from the coronation crown to the king’s utensils.

Go to the Pavilion of Napoleon III next door, an iron building exhibiting a classic French style. Napoleon presented it to King Norodom in 1876.

Follow a short pathway to the Silver Pagoda. From Italian marble steps to a solid silver floor, this area exudes luxury. Its crown jewel is a 17th-century emerald Buddha statue, a magnificent model made from solid gold and crystal and featuring 9,500 diamonds.

Find information from pamphlets and placards throughout the palace. Take a guided tour to get the most from your visit. Tours are available in many languages and depart from the admission booth.

The palace is open daily, except for official functions. Wear shorts that reach at least your knee and shirts that reach at least your elbow or you will be obliged to rent appropriate clothing. It can get particularly busy on Sundays, when villagers from the surrounding countryside converge to pay their respects.

Enter Royal Palace via the gate on Sothearos Boulevard. Expect to pay a reasonable admission fee. Be aware that because this is a royal residence, many buildings do not allow public entry.

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Plantation Urban Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
#28, Street 184, Phnom Penh
The price is AU$66 per night from 30 Oct. to 30 Oct.
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Baitong Hotel & Resort
Baitong Hotel & Resort
4 out of 5
#210 Street 282, BKK1, Phnom Penh
The price is AU$91 per night from 22 Oct. to 22 Oct.
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Courtyard by Marriott Phnom Penh
Courtyard by Marriott Phnom Penh
4 out of 5
No. 115, St. 214 Corner St. 63, Sangkat BeoungReang, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh
The price is AU$170 per night from 22 Oct. to 22 Oct.
Located in Phnom Penh City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Sorya Shopping Center, Wat Lang Ka and Orussey Market. Central Market and Independence ...
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Plantation Urban Resort & Spa
Plantation Urban Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
#28, Street 184, Phnom Penh
The price is AU$66 per night from 30 Oct. to 30 Oct.
Plantation Urban Resort & Spa
Baitong Hotel & Resort
Baitong Hotel & Resort
4 out of 5
#210 Street 282, BKK1, Phnom Penh
The price is AU$91 per night from 22 Oct. to 22 Oct.
Baitong Hotel & Resort
Courtyard by Marriott Phnom Penh
Courtyard by Marriott Phnom Penh
4 out of 5
No. 115, St. 214 Corner St. 63, Sangkat BeoungReang, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh
The price is AU$170 per night from 22 Oct. to 22 Oct.
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Somerset Norodom Phnom Penh
Somerset Norodom Phnom Penh
4 out of 5
No. 2-6, Street 41, Sangkat Tonle Bassa, Chamkar Morn, Phnom Penh
The price is AU$104 per night from 22 Oct. to 22 Oct.
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Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh
Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh
5 out of 5
55 Street 178 Sangkat Chey Chumnas, Khan Duan Penh, Phnom Penh
The price is AU$242 per night from 23 Oct. to 23 Oct.
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Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel
Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel
5 out of 5
Street Keo Chenda, Phume 1, Sangkat Chroy Changvar, Phnom Penh
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Tao Riverside Residence
Tao Riverside Residence
3.5 out of 5
No.1, Street 144, Cnr. Sisowath Quay, Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Kandal
The price is AU$68 per night from 26 Oct. to 26 Oct.
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Palace Gate Hotel & Resort
Palace Gate Hotel & Resort
5 out of 5
#44. St. Sothearos Blvd (Corner St. 240), Chey Chumneas, Daun Penh, Phnom Penh
The price is AU$132 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
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Pavilion
Pavilion
4 out of 5
227, Street 19, Phnom Penh
The price is AU$135 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
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