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The Royal Palace, Kingdom of Cambodia

The Royal Palace is the principal residence of their Majesties the King and the Queen and the royal family. Most of the buildings include magnificent sculptures and are characterized by many tiered roofs and topped by towers which are symbols of prosperity.

The Royal Palace is regarded as symbol of the whole nation and all the pavillions are adorned and painted yellow and white. The Yellow represents Buddhism and the white represents Brahmanism.

Preah Tineang Tevea Vinichhay (The Throne Hall) is a great establishment founded in vivid Khmer architecture.It was built in 1917.  It is used for various purposes including the royal coronation ceremony, formal receptions to distinguished guest and etc

The stairway is guarded with Naga figures having many heads.

This building is used to keep the royal musical instruments and utensils for the use in the royal coronation procession.

The pavilion of Napoleon III. This pavilion was originally erected in Ismailia for French Empress Eugenie during the inaguration of the Suez Canal in 1869. Today it is an art gallery of oil paitings, photos and other valuable art objects.

It is the permanant residence of their Majesties The King and the Queen.

View from the Throne Hall

The wall

Stupa of their Majesties King Suramarit

Sanctuary of Princess Norodom

Holy water

Gold Flowers

The white Elephants

Traditionally way of making silk

Traditional house

The local music instruments

The murals painting on the wall to describe the images of the daily lives of Cambodian people during the Oudong period until the present day, showing the standard of living of the people in some areas of the Kingdom of Cambodia

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wow! the architecture is stunning!
about 11 years ago
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omg! i'm cambodian this is awesome!
almost 11 years ago
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i haven't been back since i was a baby
almost 11 years ago
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cool
almost 11 years ago
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looks cleaner than other pics i seen
almost 11 years ago

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