Must see attractions in Phnom Penh

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    National Assembly

    Home to Cambodia's national parliament, this elaborate building is finished with traditional Khmer motifs. The access road is sometimes closed off to the…

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    Norodom Sihanouk Statue

    This impressive statue shows the legendary former king/prime minister/statesman King Father Norodom Sihanouk, who died a national hero in 2012.

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    Chan 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.

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    Shrine 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.

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    Wat Botum

    This Buddhist temple with saffron-coloured robes flapping in the wind is particularly photogenic. It's located opposite Wat Botum Park.

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    Shrine 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.

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    Phnom Mondap

    This artificial hill has a structure containing a bronze footprint of the Buddha from Sri Lanka.

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    Royal Treasury

    This small building holds a small exhibition of royal costumes and regalia.

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    Wat Langka

    A colourful Buddhist temple in the heart of the city (near Independence Monument) that was established as a sanctuary for holy writings.

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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).

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    Banquet Hall

    This building was traditionally used for royal dining; today it is used for ceremonial apsara (nymph) dances and training.

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    Building 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.

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    Bell Tower

    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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    King's Residence

    The official residence of King Sihamoni and his family is not open to the general public.

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    North Gate

    North gate of the Royal Palace compound.

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    East Gate

    East gate of the Royal Palace compound.