Royal Palace Phnom Penh
The Royal Palace is a complex of buildings in Phnom Penh which serves as the residence for the king of Cambodia. It was built in the 1860's and has been occupied continuously apart from the time of turmoil when the Khmer Rouge were in power. It's an interesting oasis of quiet and green in the midst of a chaotic, busy city. The official name is quite a mouthful as: Preah Barum Reachea Veang Chaktomuk Serei Mongkol. There is a Throne Hall which serves as a place for religious and royal ceremonies, the Moonlight Pavilion hosts a stage for Khmer classical dance, the Silver Pagoda houses many national treasures including many gold and jeweled Buddha statues, the Khemarin Palace is the offical residence of the king, royal Stupas containing remains of dead kings, many smaller buildings, some small museums and some beautiful gardens.