Vaguely modeled after the Grand Palace in Bangkok, the royal palace in Phnom Penh was built in the 19th century on the site of the former citadel Banteay Kev, to serve as the residence of the king of Cambodia, his family and foreign dignitaries and as a symbol of the kingdom. The area open to the public contains beautiful buildings, structures and temples surrounded by gardens.

01 Chanchhaya Pavilion 02 Gate 03 Gate and temples 04 Chanchhaya Pavilion 05 Throne hall
06 Throne hall 07 Throne hall 08 View of compound 09 Chanchhaya Pavilion rear view
10 Banquet hall 11 Hor Samran Phirun pavilion 12 Library 13 Pavilion of Napoleon III
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