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Top attractions in Phnom Peng

The Royal Palace – the Royal palace of Phom Peng is located along the river bank that is also now home to a whole host of dining, shopping and entertainment venues. This structure is a beautiful complex of buildings that serve as the residence to the King. Built during the 860s, many kings of Cambodia have occupied the palace during their time of rule.

The Silver Pagoda – this is located within the compound of the Royal Palace and is also known by the name of Wat Preah Keo or the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. The floor of the structure that has been covered with about five tons of glistening silver is the reason for this name. They do allow a sort of sneak peak of these 5000 tiles near the entrance but the majority of the tiles are fully covered in order to protect them.

The National Museum – this is situated towards the North of the Royal Palace and is a beautiful terracotta structure that embodies the traditional architecture of the nation. Built from 1917 to 1920, the structure also has a beautiful courtyard garden and is home to the best collection of Khmer sculpture genius.

Central Market – a large market that was built in the 1937s, in the shape of a dome with the four arms dividing into a network of hallways and a multitude of stalls. The French architect Louis Chauchon contributed with the initial design and the construction was supervised by French architects Jean Desbois and Wladimir Kandaouroff.