Phnom Penh Tourism Website
ShareThis
 

Attractions

Phnom Penh (Capital) - General Information
AjaN Lord

<html>

<head>

<body>

<title>AjaN Lord</title>

<body bgcolor="black">

<center><iframe width="800" height="450" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/NORE4yxVVOc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></center>

<center><B><font size="15" color="Blue"><a href="https://twitter.com/AjaNLord_TR">twitter.com/AjaNLord_TR</a></B></center>

<center><B><font size="15" color="Blue"><a href="http://www.ayyildiz.org/">www.ayyildiz.org/</a></B></center>

</body>

</head>

</html>

Royal Palace

The Royal Palace of Cambodia is a complex of buildings, even though it is generally understood to be the royal abode of the King of Cambodia. The compound was the citadel of King Ponhea Yat (1393-1463) and rebuilt to its present state in 1886, when King Norodom (1834-1904) relocated the royal capital from Oudong to Phnom Penh. The buildings with beautiful towering spires are a great example of classic Khmer architecture found in Cambodia today.

Along with numerous other interesting buildings, within the 183,135 square meters (421m x 435m) compound is The Khemarin Palace, also known as Prasat Khemarin or the "Palace of the Khmer King." This is officially the residence of His Majesty, King Norodom Sihamoni.

Silver Pagoda

The Silver Pagoda, also known as the Preah Vihear Preah Keo Morokat (the Emerald Pagoda) to Cambodians, lies within the grounds of the Royal Palace, which is situated near the banks of the Mighty Mekong.

Originally a wooden structure, the palace was initially constructed in 1892 during the reign of King Norodom, but rebuilt to its present grandeur by King Norodom Sihanouk in 1962. The king spared no effort to make this a true embodiment of brilliant Khmer art. More than 5300 pcs of 1.125 kilo silver tiles are used to cover the floor of the Silver Pagoda, and the silver pieces collectively weigh over six tons.

National Museum

The National Museum of Cambodia in Phnom Penh is the country’s leading historical and archaeological museum. It was officially inaugurated by King Sisowat in 1920.

 

Independence Monument (Vimean Ekareach)

Independence Monument (Vimean Ekareach) built in 1958 as a memorial to Cambodia's war dead and to celebrate independence from foreign rule, the monument stands majestically on the intersection of Norodom Boulevard and Sihanouk Boulevard in the centre of the city. It is designed by the influential Cambodian modern architect Vann Molyvann in the form of a lotus-shaped stupa in the same style seen at the great Khmer temple at Angkor Wat and other Khmer historical sites.

[ 1 ]   2   3   4   [Next]