Bell Tower

Phnom Penh

The bell of this tower is rung to order the gates of the Royal Palace compound to be opened or closed.

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2. Silver Pagoda

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4. Mondapa

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This building once housed richly decorated sacred texts written on palm leaves (now moved to the safety of air-conditioned storage).

5. Shrine of King Norodom Suramarit

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This is the shrine of King Norodom Suramarit, the father of King Sihanouk who reigned from 1955 to 1960 following his son's abdication from the throne.

6. Napoleon III Pavilion

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Check out this curious iron pavilion, located south of the Throne Hall. Given to King Norodom by Napoleon III of France in 1876, it was hardly designed…

7. Shrine of Princess Kantha Bopha

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This shrine is dedicated to Kantha Bopha, one of former King Father Sihanouk’s daughters, who died of leukemia when she was just four years old. There are…