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    A visit to Cambodia Royal Palace


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    Post by susan1304 on Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:37 pm

    Royal palace is one of the most sacred places in capital Phnom Penh. Before its transition to Phnom Penh, the Royal Palace had been built at many locations around this country. The new Phnom Penh Royal Palace was built in 1866 to serve as a home of the kings, their family and the foreign guests. This is also where royal rituals and foreign affairs took place.
    Silver Temple
    Lies on the right part of the palace is Silver Temple. The official name of this temple is Wat Preah Keo Morokat. The floor was tiled with 5,000 silver pieces which weighs 2 pounds each. The temple was built in 1892 under the dynasty of Norodom just like the Gem Buddha Temple in Thailand, and was renovated in 1962. This was the place where the king listened to the monks as well as performing religious rituals. Silver Temple still holds a lot of artifacts and relics from the previous dynasties. There are many valuable Buddha statues inside the temple, especially the golden one made in 1906. The statue weighs 90 kilos and made from green emerald. This statue has the form of a sitting Buddha at 30 centimeters talls. There is also a Buddha statue sitting in a small tower made of gold and silver. Sincqe this is a royal temple, there is no monks live here.
    Festive Hall
    The festive hall was built twice. The first time it was made of wood from 1896 to 1870 under the reign of king Norodom but it was demolished in 1915. The new Festive Hall was built in 1917 and opened in 1919 by king Sisowath. The whole structure is 30 x 60 meters with the highest top at 59 meters. Just like other rooms and buildings in the palace, the Festive Hall looks to the east which makes it very marvelous when sun rises. The Golden Throne (Reach Balaing) is placed right in the center of this place. This throne was used to serve when they crown the new king. The last one who didn’t do this ritual is king Sihanmoni. The ceiling was decorated with a very special painting about the Reamker legend. This is one of the most spectacular ceilings because of the painting concept and the colors haven’t faded throughout times.
    Looking from above, the building has a shape of a cross with three decorated tips. The highest place is a white tower at the center which is 59 meters high. Inside the hall is the golden throne with four statues of the previous kings. On the left side of the hall is a bronze statue of king Sisowath.
    Last but not least is the Phochani Hall. This is a large stage used for performance and entertainment for the royal family members. The place was built in 1912 and a guest greeting area as well as conference of the royal court.
    In addition to your Cambodia tours, you will have a chance to visit other royal places of Cambodia dynasties such as: Hor Samran Phirun, Chanchhaya Stage, Hor Samrith Phimean (the Bronze Palace) and Damnak Chan. Be sure to check your tour itineraries to have a wonderful Cambodia travel.

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    Post by ShaneAdamsz on Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:07 pm

    Thank you very much for the informaion.

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