The establishment of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh in 1866 is a comparatively recent event in the history of the Khmer and Cambodia. The seat of Khmer power in the region rested in or near Angkor north of the Great Tonle Sap Lake from 802 AD until the early 15th century. After the Khmer court moved from Angkor in the 15th century after destroyed by Siam, it first settled in Phnom Penh which back then named as Krong Chatomok Serei Mongkol (Khmer: ក្រុងចតុមុខសិរីមង្គល) in 1434 (or 1446) and stayed for some decades, but by 1494 had moved on to Basan, and later Longvek and then Oudong. The capital did not return to Phnom Penh until the 19th century and there is no record or remnants of any Royal Palace in Phnom Penh prior to the 19th century. In 1813, King Ang Chan (1796–1834) constructed Banteay Kev (the 'Crystal Citadel') on the site of the current Royal Palace and stayed there very briefly before moving to Oudong. Banteay Kev was burned in 1834 when the retreating Siamese army razed Phnom Penh. It was not until after the implementation of the French Protectorate in Cambodia in 1863 that the capital was moved from Oudong to Phnom Penh, and the current Royal Palace was founded and constructed.
day28/9/19 my mum bring me to sort tour with english khmer guied to tell me about the royal palace , i never know that my king house look very awsome and intersting for me too ,one time i will go again because this time i missing one place , they not allow to entry
The Palace of Phnom Penh, also known as the Great Palace of Four Arms Bay, was built by King Norodom in 1866-1870 at the confluence of the Upper Mekong, Donglisa, Lower Mekong and Bassa rivers. It was designed by the top architects of Cambodia and is the palace of the King of Cambodia. The palace's architecture is of high cotton traditional architectural style and religious color. The palace has steeple, representing prosperity. The palace body is painted in yellow and white, yellow represents Buddhism, and white represents Brahmanism. The palace was initially built of wood and then rebuilt into a cement structure, but it maintained its original style. The murals in the corridor around the palace are elaborate Indian mythological stories drawn by 40 artists. The palace is rectangular, 435 meters long and 402 meters wide. It has a wall outside. There are more than 20 buildings in it. The building is rich in Khmer traditional style and religious color, mostly yellow and white, yellow represents Buddhism, white represents Brahmanism, so it looks golden. In the center of the roof of the palace building, there are tall spires, the two ends of the roof are pointed upward, beautiful in shape and brilliant in gold and blue. The whole palace is divided into two parts. The northern part of the palace is inhabited by the Royal family. Visitors can not enter the palace. The southern part of the palace is the Silver Palace. Each part has its own wall, with a passage in the middle and a door connecting. In addition to foreign tourists, local Cambodians also worship a lot. Entering the Coronation Palace and the Silver Palace, you need to take off your shoes and hats, and take off your shoes on the shoe rack outside the gate. Photography is strictly prohibited in the palace.
We enjoyed our time together there. ❤️
The palace is situated on the Bank of the Donglisa River. There will be many pigeons flying around on the square in front of the main entrance. It feels very peaceful. The whole palace is gorgeous in color and golden in color. It is very beautiful under the sun. The visitors are also moderate. It is much cleaner than the Thai palace. The Coronation Hall is not allowed to enter, but can only be visited outside the door and can not take internal photographs, but the king can only enter the hall on the day of coronation is also very interesting. Turning around the main hall, there are beautiful murals in the back corridor, which are records of Khmer Dynasty history. The famous Silver Palace is to take off shoes to enter, but it seems that many of the palaces and temples visited in Phnom Penh have to take off shoes. Finally, I was deeply impressed by a large portrait of Prince Sihanouk in front of the palace, which showed that Cambodians respected and loved the old king with Chinese border.
What an amazing structure and design!! I went there once with my bestfriend after class. It was nice and enjoyed much.
The palace ticket is 40,000 riles ($10, which is a little more expensive than the Palace Museum). The palace is not big. The courtyard is exquisite and beautiful, the eaves and arches of the buildings are beautiful, and there are also temples and pagodas besides the palace. It has Khmer characteristics. The area where the king lives is separated and visitors are forbidden to enter. There is an English name on the tour guide map, which is actually marked according to the pronunciation of Khmer. It's not clear. It's better to ask a tour guide to explain it. The spiritual pagoda of the royal family is also built in the palace wall, which is a characteristic of Cambodia. The flowers, plants and trees here are carefully cared for and beautifully pruned. The carefree flowers at the entrance are especially impressive. Near the exit, there are Khmer traditional costumes and living environment display, and musicians playing Khmer music.
Cambodia, the capital of Phnom Penh is not a lot of famous monuments. Maybe you can count them with your fingers. The palace is the most worth visiting. Three times you visit it, you get different results. The impression is that the Silver Hall, which is covered with silver bricks, is now covered with carpets to prevent wear and tear. The Jade Buddha worshipped will open your eyes, no less than the Jade Buddha Temple in Bangkok. It's better to know something about history before you come to the palace.