Royal Palace
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Still the dwelling place of the king, this palace contains the Silver Pagoda, whose floor is made up of 5329 silver tiles, each weighing 1.125 kilograms.
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  • eoingr3y
    Portsmouth, United Kingdom73 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit but you may want a guide
    Interesting place to visit if you're in Phnom Penh. Unfortunately a lot of the site was under construction while we were visiting (July 2023) so some of the areas were off limits. We didn't have a guide and there isn't much signage around so you'll definitely want a guide if you're interested in the history of the site. The buildings are spectacular and the gardens are immaculately kept so all in all a nice place to visit for an hour or two and get some photos. Just be aware of the tour guides and tuktuks drivers around the building, we were approached by a few who told us we wouldn't be allowed into the palace with how we were dressed and that we couldn't buy or rent clothing there. This is a lie, you can buy trousers and a t-shirt at the palace for $3 each, the guides just want to persuade you not to go to the palace and take their tours instead.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 16 July 2023
  • SabrinaL897
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best place to visit in Phnom Peng
    One of the biggest tourist attractions in Phnom Penh, and it’s very popular! It’s a huge site with many beautiful buildings to visit and view, and the gardens are manicured. The detail inside and outside the various buildings are stunning. Remember to cover your shoulders and knees when visiting, even if you’re just visiting the gardens. And no photography allowed inside.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 1 August 2023
  • Sarah M
    4 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just ok
    The Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda was beautiful however when we visited a lot of the buildings were under construction. There are some displays dotted throughout the area e.g. traditional clothing, Buddha statues, gold/silver elephants. Note there are no audio guides or signage to indicate the buildings. We had a guide which explained the history to us but this was organised by us separately.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 September 2023
  • midway42
    Georgia3,365 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The House of Norodom.
    Constructed between 1866 and 1870, the Royal Palace of Cambodia is a relatively recent addition to the list of royal residences around the world. It traces its genesis to King Norodom’s decision to move the royal capital from Oudong to Phnom Penh. The king actually lived in a temporary wooden palace while this was being built, and it has exclusively served as the royal residence since. The buildings inside the walls have been torn down and rebuilt over the years, and the palace now contains the Throne Hall, three main pavilions, and the Silver Pagoda. The royal residence is obviously not accessible to the public, which applies to other sections of the palace at various times. I visited during my first full day in Phnom Penh. As one of the main tourist attractions in the city, access is fairly easy, found on the eastern portion of the compound. I hired a local guide (more on this later) and was promptly and quickly brought around to a series of buildings including the magnificent Throne Hall and Silver Pagoda. An obligatory model of Angkor Wat was found behind the latter, and various exhibitions on the southern side of the complex covered a wide variety of topics from elephants to colonial history. After maybe 30 minutes with my guide I toured the grounds on my own for maybe an extra hour. Although far more influential than powerful, Cambodia’s royal family is a part of the country’s identity and by that fact alone made a visit here worthwhile. The time with my guide was relatively brief but he did give valuable commentary during the visit, so at $10 I would do it again. If anything, my trip here was a welcome respite from the “Khmer Empire/Khmer Rouge” dynamic that enveloped most of my two weeks here. It was worth the trip and put the royal family in context. A recommended stop for those who have more than a day in the city.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 26 September 2023
  • Aethelred
    Cambridge, Massachusetts1,335 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Royal Palace!
    Very nice, very important place. After years if not decades of renovation, you can see the ridiculous French iron house again, a gift from the Empress Eugenie that was supposed to showcase French superiority and manages to underline the opposite. I think it is a great monument to modern Khmer artistic accomplishments (we do know about Angkor) and well worth the visit. Be sure to check out the Ramakien frescoes which are better than the ones in the Bangkok Grand Palace in every respect - I mention this because of the often unfavorable comparison.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 20 October 2023
  • Worlds_of_Wonder
    315 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Disappointed but perhaps better later
    The buildings are truly spectacular and the proximity to the Mekong and other sites gives this site appeal. However there is a lot restoration still going on which takes away from the beauty of some structures. The signage around the grounds and in buildings is nonexistent or poor (mostly) the former which takes away from the enjoyment. Price seems high for something that can be done in 40-60 minutes
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 21 October 2023
  • RobDavis12
    Cardiff, United Kingdom222 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must visit in Phnom Penh
    The Royal Palace at Phnom Penh is definitely worth visiting, with the impressive, extravagant Throne Hall used for coronations and ceremonies and the Silver Pagoda with its silver floor and large collection of Buddhas made of precious metals and gemstones, and housing the magnificent Emerald Buddha being the main attractions. The walls around the Silver Pagoda are adorned with a fabulous mural depicting the Indian epic Ramayana. In the grounds are also various stupa, the Chan Chaya Pavilion and a building described as a dressing room, holding a collection of Royal household costumes and associated objects. As this is the official residence of the king, many parts of the palace are not open to the public. Photography is permitted in the grounds of the palace but not inside the Throne Hall or Silver Pagoda. Suitable clothing that cover knees and shoulders should be worn. An enjoyable hour or so.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 October 2023
  • Skram66
    Staffordshire, United Kingdom380 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Phenomenal Phnom Penh Royal Palace
    What better way to spend Cambodia's 70th Independence Day, than by visiting The Royal Palace. Well equipped for tourists, no rush can take your time. No hidden costs & complimentary water on exit. Beautiful site/history/architecture/gardens. Should you forget to wear appropriate clothing, shoulders & knees covered, trousers & t.shirts can be purchased for a nominal charge. Refreshments can also be purchased within the grounds.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 November 2023
  • ReenaCM
    Auckland, New Zealand4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Architectural feast
    This is a great way to see Cambodian architecture in one place. The gardens are very well maintained, and it is also a good location to get in those special touristy photographs. Check the timings with the locals before you go to the palace. There are a lot of days that it is not open and they only allow entry between 8.30am to 10.30am and then from 2.30pm to 4pm. The timing is also likely to change daily. Still worth the effort as the architecture is superb and there are a lot of beautiful buildings in close proximity.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 November 2023
  • Ana-Maria B
    Cluj-Napoca, Romania1,348 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quite fascinating
    Do get the guide for extra 10$ or else little will make sense. The guide was very good and gave us a lot of info about the building, the king, the cultural life of Cambodia, as well as the buildings and exhibits we were looking at. It is all quite fascinating, especially the Silver Pagoda. Found some nice souvenirs at the exit store. And cats, a whole lot of cats. Photos allowed in most places, but not in the Silver Pagoda. Wear clothes that cover your shoulders and knees.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 December 2023
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heinzhuynh
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam4,077 contributions
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Jun 2024 • Family
Beautiful and my 2 times to visit. Ticket is U$10/ head or you can pay in Riel local currency
Waking around snd can’t go in the King Reception hall
However, it was nice to visit Silver Pagoda in the complex. ( no photos)
Well time spent just over an hour.
Written 6 June 2024
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Antwa U
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Jun 2024 • Friends
Palace kingdom largely influence by buddhism and hinduism. A lot of art form from the floor to the ceiling and rooftop outside. Buddhas mostly gold. Nice to learn that people are bringing back headless buddhas after destruction followed by khmer rogue. Much better to go here with a tour guide.
Written 5 June 2024
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Curiosity64687978791
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Wonderful place to visit while in the capital and to understand how great is the country from the long history and can see how this country is peaceful.
Written 2 June 2024
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Igor073
65 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Entrance ticket 10 $.
Once inside most of the spot are not available to visit and barriers.
Disappointed , out of the royal palace full of taxi drivers and locals ppl try to scam you.
A taxi driver convinced me to take a tour . Once on ride he starred to change prize and asked for more moneys, I felt uncomfortable all the day during visit the city .
Written 29 May 2024
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Angkor Silver Travel
Siem Reap, Cambodia47 contributions
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Oct 2023 • Friends
The Cambodia Royal Palace, a splendid symbol of Khmer architecture, stands majestically in Phnom Penh, the capital city. Built in the 1860s, it serves as the residence of the King of Cambodia and a venue for royal ceremonies. Adorned with intricate details and glistening spires, the palace exudes grandeur and cultural richness. Its ornate Throne Hall, with its soaring ceilings and golden decor, mesmerizes visitors with its regal charm. Surrounding gardens, filled with lush greenery and colorful blooms, offer a serene retreat in the heart of the bustling city. The Cambodia Royal Palace is a testament to the nation's rich history and enduring royal heritage.
Written 8 May 2024
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Shanty F
Spring Creek, Australia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
One of the most amazing places to visit in Asia. This is a great to visit Cambodia. The monument is much better to see from a distant and riverside.
Written 2 May 2024
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dianedinky
Dunfermline, UK1,353 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Went early morning but were still quite a few groups in which made it hard to get around some of the small areas open for viewing (limited in where you can visit). Was interesting though to see the royal items and how the staff follow the Buddhist way of a different colour for each day of the week.
Was a little bit of renovation work going on when I was there so some scaffolding but didn't spoil the photos of what is a really beautiful palace complex.
Written 1 May 2024
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Candice M
Swanley, UK770 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Some very beautiful buildings and gardens. Access was restricted due to restoration work , however it was really interesting and peaceful. I would recommend a visit here.

We were lucky that our guide Wantee used to work at the Palace and was very knowledgeable.

With regard to dress, please be respectful...it's not difficult to cover up for the time you are there.
Written 15 April 2024
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Melonie K
Essex, UK17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
We had the most lovely tour guide, Keri Sum. He was so lovely from start to finish. His welcoming persona, knowledge, and friendly nature made our visit memorable. Thank you, Keri, for a wonderful experience and your fantastic humour along the way. No questions went unanswered. Blessings always to you amd your family, Mel, Essex
Written 22 March 2024
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L M
151 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
As per previous reviews, lots of areas cordoned off that you can’t access so $10 is a little steep. Also selective as to whom they apply the covering up shoulders/knees rule to - saw ladies inside wearing sleeveless dresses. However I wasn’t allowed in with midi dress and shoulders covered fully with a scarf, despite spending 2 weeks in Thailand with no issue with this. I suspect it was part of a ploy to make further sales as they sell t shirts and skirts right beside the admission booths. Luckily enough our hotel was right beside the palace so I could easily change but wouldn’t rush back for the reasons detailed above.
Written 21 March 2024
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