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The Royal Palace

A stone's throw away from the Tonle Sap is the royal Palace built on the site of the Banteay Kev, a citadel built in 1813.   The Palace grounds contain several buildings: the Throne Room of Prasat Tevea Vinichhay which is used for the coronation of kings, official receptions and traditional ceremonies the Chan Chhaya Pavilion which is a venue for dance performances the king's official residence called the Khemarin the Napoleon Pavilion and the spectacular Silver Pagoda.  

This pagoda is worth exploring.   It owes its name to the 5,000 silver tiles weighing 1kg each which cover the entire floor.   The emerald Buddha sits on a pedestal high atop the dias.   In front of the dias stands a life-size Buddha made of solid gold and weighs 75kg.   It is decked with precious gems including diamonds, the largest of which is 25 carats.   Also on display at the sides are the coronation apparel and numerous miniature Buddha in gold and silver.

The walls surrounding the compound which is the oldest part of the palace, are covered with frescos depicting scenes from the Khmer version of the Ramayana.

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Pictures from the Royal Palace, photographs are not to be taken within  the buildings, which limits your photo opportunities. Which when you consider they caharge you to take a camera in seems a bit pointless.

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