in Khmer style with French assistance in 1866. The palace functions
as the official residence of King Norodom Sihanouk since his
return to the capital in 1992. The king's residential quarters,
are not allowed to visit, but much of the complex is accessible
. you can visit the Royal
Throne Hall, (photo
not allowed) built recently in 1917, the Throne Hall is used
for important constitutional events. Inside the Trone hall, many
golden sculpures including the Royal Treasury, and exhibition
of encient Khmer art. Open every day
Pagoda (or the temple of the Emerald Buddha), formerly a wooden building,
was rebuilt in 1962 in concrete and marble. The pagoda is floored
with over 5000 silver tiles . It is famous for its 90 kg gold
Buddha made in 1907 and an emerald Buddha . In the pagoda are
many other interesting artifacts and jewels and it was one of
temples to remain intact during the Khmer Rouge regime. exposed
knees and shoulders are considered disrespectful.
Phnom Pagoda Located
on a hill twenty seven meters high in the center of Phnom Penh,
Wat Phnom is a revered place of worship for all Khmers and is
the namesake of the capital. The original pagoda was built in
1373 to house four Buddha statues . The temple is the focal point
for many Buddhist ceremonies and his highly revered by Phompenh
by the french Georges Groslier and "Ecole des Arts Cambodgiens"
it was built in 1917 in traditional Khmer style. The National
Museum houses the world's important collection of ancient Khmer
archeological, religious, and artistic from the 4th to the 13th
centuries. There are over 5000 pieces. Open daily, photography
is not allowed inside.
Sleng Museum, the Museum of Genocidal Crimes it was used by the Khmer Rouge
as a detention and torture center in the late 1970. Today the
building houses exhibits, paintings and photographs of many of
the victims og genocidal crimes.
Fields of Cheung Ek
15 km of Phnom Penh. In this place more than 17,000 civilians
were killed and buried in mass graves; many of them transported
here after detention and torture in Toul Sleng. Open daily this
place its maybe not suitable for younger children and some adults.
near of Wat Phnom. This graceful building, another example of
French colonial architecture, built in 1924 and set in floral
gardens was sacked by the Khmer Rouge and turned into a stable.
Market one of the largest
and busiest markets in Phnom Penh. Built in 1937 by French architects
many interesting products are available. Central market in Phnom
Penh is a good place to purchase silk scarves, silverware, gems,
antiques and another commodities.
Market (Psah Toul Tom Poung)
This market has a more interesting and varied selection of souvenirs,
curios and silks than the Central Market. It also has a good
selection of CDs, videos, fabric, electronic goods, the city's
best source of objects d'art. Items for sale include wooden and
stone carvings, various ritual objects, silverware, and old Indochinese
notes and coins. antiquities and cambodian and chinese Silk and
Clothes. a popular market in Phnom Penh
Market near Olympic
Stadium is a typical Cambodian market catering to the every needs
of the population. Here the sights and smells of this market
give the visitor the feel of a local market with many house-wives
still purchasing their foodstuffs . This market is full of local
Market is probably
one of the cheapest market in town with lots of whole-saling
. It was renovated in 1994 as a three story modern building
Udong former capital
of the Khmer Empire Oudong was founded by King Soryopor in 1601.
It was built on a hill 40 kilometers north of Phnom Penh.
. Udong offers spectacular views of the surrounding country and
the innumerable sugar palm trees in the countryside. King Ang
Dung, the great grandfather of the present King Sihanouk, was
Khmer temple constructed in the 11th century of laterite and
bricks with carved sandstone lintels. It was build by Suryavarman
I to honor a divinity and has been a pilgrimage site for Buddhists
for many centuries. there are spectacular views of the surrounding
countryside and Phnom Chisor makes an ideal excursion with Tonle
Bati and Ta Prohm Temple.
Bati/ Ta Phrom Temple
on the route to Phnom Chisor is a 12th Century temple, Ta Prohm,
built by Jayavaraman VII (1181-1201). Consecrated to the Buddha
and the Brahma, the temple is noted for its refined bas reliefs.
Nearby is a smaller temple, Yeay Peau,
which also has remarkable stone carvings. Near Ta Prohm is a
small lake, Tonle Bati.