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Royal Palace

When arriving in Phnom Penh by boat the first view is formed by the royal palace buildings. Phnom Penh is a city with a positive atmosphere and many old colonial buildings.

First thing we did after having settled in our hotel was to rent a tuk tuk which took us to the hill (Phnom) of Penh. The hill is situated in a roudabout, so take care when crossing the street. At the foot of the hill is a small park. In the park you'll meet beggars and monkeys. Please pay attention for them, normally they're not the nicest creatures! At the top of the hill there's a big white stupa and a nice temple. The view from the top is not so impressive.

Highlight of the city is the Royal Palace. We were lucky that the Korean president was about to visit the palace, so that it was closed to the public. But the nearby Silver Pagoda area was also a great sight. The silver pagoda is set in the midst of a beautiful and peaceful garden. The pagoda it self contains a silver floor, but it's not permitted to film or photograph inside.

On the other side of the Royal palace is the big red building of the national museum. Here as well, no film nor photos. I must admit that it was n't a pity, because the museum peaces were not so impressive. Still, it's worth to walk  threough the museum, if you want to spend USD 3 for it.

 

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Royal Palace
Royal Palace
Phnom Penh skyline
Phnom Penh skyline
Phnom Penh skyline
Phnom Penh skyline
Phnom Penh skyline
Phnom Penh skyline
Tonle Sap river
Tonle Sap river
Welcome in Phnom Penh
Welcome in Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh license plate
Phnom Penh license plate
Getting ashore in Phnom Penh
Getting ashore in Phnom Penh
Statue near Wat Phnom
Statue near Wat Phnom
Wat Phnom
Wat Phnom
Wat Phnom stupa
Wat Phnom stupa
Temple of Wat Phnom
Temple of Wat Phnom
Wat Phnom hill figures
Wat Phnom hill figures
Phnom Penh Sothearos boulevard
Phnom Penh Sothearos boulevard
Royal Palace of Phnom Penh
Royal Palace of Phnom Penh
Royal Palace of Phnom Penh
Royal Palace of Phnom Penh
Royal Palace of Phnom Penh
Royal Palace of Phnom Penh
Entrande to the royal palace
Entrande to the royal palace
Statue at the royal palace
Statue at the royal palace
Street at the royal palace
Street at the royal palace
Royal Palace
Royal Palace
Royal Palace
Royal Palace
North gate Silver Pagoda
North gate Silver Pagoda
Mondap silver pagoda
Mondap silver pagoda
Figure Mondap
Figure Mondap
Mondap
Mondap
Silver pagoda
Silver pagoda
Silver pagoda
Silver pagoda
Silver pagoda
Silver pagoda
Silver pagoda
Silver pagoda
Silver pagoda
Silver pagoda
Silver pagoda garden
Silver pagoda garden
Silver pagoda garden
Silver pagoda garden
Silver pagoda garden
Silver pagoda garden
Silver pagoda garden
Silver pagoda garden
Chedi at Silver pagoda garden
Chedi at Silver pagoda garden
Snake at Silver pagoda garden
Snake at Silver pagoda garden
Silver pagoda garden
Silver pagoda garden
Silver pagoda garden
Silver pagoda garden
Holy cow!
Holy cow!
Buddha statue at Silver pagoda gar…
Buddha statue at Silver pagoda ga…
Silver pagoda garden
Silver pagoda garden
Silver pagoda garden
Silver pagoda garden
Silver pagoda garden
Silver pagoda garden
Silver pagoda garden
Silver pagoda garden
Silver pagoda elephants garden
Silver pagoda elephants garden
Silver pagoda tree
Silver pagoda tree
Silver pagoda flowers
Silver pagoda flowers
Silver pagoda
Silver pagoda
Royal transport
Royal transport
King and parents
King and parents
Silver pagoda nuseum
Silver pagoda nuseum
Independance monument
Independance monument
Independance monument
Independance monument
Sihanouk boulevard
Sihanouk boulevard
National museum
National museum
National museum
National museum
National museum
National museum
National museum
National museum
National museum
National museum
National museum
National museum
National museum
National museum
Khmer restaurant
Khmer restaurant
Khmer food
Khmer food
FCC food
FCC food
Food for children...
Food for children...
Phnom Penh
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