Home to Cambodia's national parliament, this elaborate building is finished with traditional Khmer motifs. The access road is sometimes closed off to the…
Must see attractions in Phnom Penh
- NNational Assembly
- NNorodom Sihanouk Statue
This impressive statue shows the legendary former king/prime minister/statesman King Father Norodom Sihanouk, who died a national hero in 2012.
- CChan Chaya Pavilion
Performances of classical Cambodian dance were once staged in this pavilion, which is sometimes lit up at night to commemorate festivals or anniversaries.
- SShrine of King Norodom Suramarit
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.
- WWat Botum
This Buddhist temple with saffron-coloured robes flapping in the wind is particularly photogenic. It's located opposite Wat Botum Park.
- SShrine of King Ang Duong
This striking grey stupa is dedicated to King Ang Duong (r 1845–59) and is guarded by lions and guardian spirits.
- PPhnom Mondap
This artificial hill has a structure containing a bronze footprint of the Buddha from Sri Lanka.
- PPavilion for Royal Celebrations
The royal family celebrate important festivals in the Khmer calendar in this pavilion.
- SShrine of King Norodom
This shrine includes a striking bronze sculpture of the former king on horseback.
- RRoyal Treasury
This small building holds a small exhibition of royal costumes and regalia.
- WWat Langka
A colourful Buddhist temple in the heart of the city (near Independence Monument) that was established as a sanctuary for holy writings.
This building once housed richly decorated sacred texts written on palm leaves (now moved to the safety of air-conditioned storage).
- BBanquet Hall
This building was traditionally used for royal dining; today it is used for ceremonial apsara (nymph) dances and training.
- BBuilding with Elephant Dock
This small structure was used by the king and other royal family members to mount and dismount the royal elephants for ceremonies.
- BBell Tower
The bell of this tower is rung to order the gates of the Royal Palace compound to be opened or closed.
- KKing's Residence
The official residence of King Sihamoni and his family is not open to the general public.
- NNorth Gate
North gate of the Royal Palace compound.
- EEast Gate
East gate of the Royal Palace compound.
- RRoyal Offices
The administrative offices of the king.
- RRoyal Palace Entrance
Entrance to the Royal Palace compound.