Thursday, June 07, 2007

The Royal Palace, Phnom Penh

The Royal Palace of Cambodia in Phnom Penh is like a walled city within a city... as many other palaces would be.

Sitting on the prime riverbank , the palace has one of the best view of Phnom Penh.

Within the palace, there is this much revered, popular, respected pagoda with its floor covered by pure silver, hence the namesake Silver Pagoda, the home of the Jade Buddha....

Within the compound of the palace, it is like a different world....comparing to the city....here for a moment, you felt that you werent in phnom penh..

Here are some of the interesting piccys...in fact these are the only one i have, due to the fact that i had a FLAT BATTERY while i am visiting this gorgeous place.....

Cambodia, a truly eye-opener....

The throne hall...

Monks visiting the Royal Palace

A view of the square in front of the Royal Palace, Phnom Penh.
Very beautiful....really

An interesting POV of cute little statue and elaborate roofs

Silver Pagoda, the shrine/pagoda/temple for the jade buddha statue of Cambodia. This pagoda has its floor all covered with pure silver, hence the name.

An odd looking french building in the compound of the royal palace

some hall...dont have much time to explore the whole palace

The structure look like grow from the bush

A glimpse of what angkor wat look like... stay tuned.


Blogger Patrick Leong said...

should have gone to phnom penh as well. must be beautiful weather.

June 08, 2007 11:17 AM  
Blogger zbjernak said...

patrick-> not really good weather... it normally sunny during the morning... but it will normally rains during the evening...

to me...you dont really see "cambodia" if you visit siem reap, as siem reap is really very touristy and very "developed".

June 09, 2007 11:22 PM  
Anonymous ian said...

Some terrific colours and architecture - I would very much like to visit this part of the world.

June 14, 2007 2:16 AM  
Blogger Primrose said...

Beautiful pictures lah. When I went there, there weren't such things as digital cameras yet. *sobs* But I have a good album. :)

July 11, 2007 5:39 PM  
Blogger bingo and betty said...

stunning!!!! like does it get any better!!!! beautiful man!!!!

July 23, 2007 2:55 AM  

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