During my visit to Phnom Penh in December 2022, one of my “must do” visits was the Royal Palace.
On my last visit to Phnom Penh in 2013 the Royal Palace was partially closed, because on 15 October 2012, former Cambodian King and Prime Minister Norodom Sihanouk died at the age of 89, in Beijing, China, after suffering health issues. had died the year before, meaning it was closed for a whole year.
Home to Cambodia’s official royal residence, the grounds of Phnom Penh’s Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda are awash with regal structures, intimate temples, collections of gifts from foreign leaders and murals that paint a picture of the country’s past. Identified by the iconic high yellow walls that shelter the site, the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda are one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city.