Cambodia, Phnom Penh Guide (B): Things to Do in Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh is Cambodia’s sprawling and busy capital. It’s sometimes seen as a place to merely travel in and out of Cambodia, but it’s a great destination to enjoy culture, art, shopping, history, and lots and lots of drinking. These are some of the must-see and must-do activities in Phnom Penh.
Nothing in Phnom Penh was quite as beautiful as the Royal Palace. The stunning complex features several beautiful structures used for different reasons, like the Throne Hall, where royal ceremonies like weddings are held and the Moonlight Pavillion, which faces Sothearos Boulevard and is used during parades. One of the most important parts of the Royal Palace is the Silver Pagoda, which houses the Royal Temple and the Emerald Buddha. The palace serves as the residence for the king of Cambodia, so some parts of the complex are not accessible.
Tickets are $10 for foreigners. The palace sometimes closes for certain holidays or events, like elections. I recommend double checking opening hours when you arrive because visiting hours can be limited. As with all religious sites in Cambodia, you should dress modestly; keep knees and shoulders covered. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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