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  Royal Palace, Phnom Penh

 

Cambodia

The Royal Palace in Phnom Penh serves as the official residence of the king of Cambodia. His actual home, i.e. the building with the spire in the background of this picture, is generally referred to as Khemarin, a compound made up of the words Khmer and In, i.e. Indra.

 

The Royal Palace has a defensive outer wall and consists of three main inner compounds, which are also divided by walls. The main compound contains the Throne Hall, seen in the picture above, as well as some lesser edifices, including the Moonlight Pavilion and Hor Samran Phirun, both visible in this photo on the right.

 

  Royal Palace, Phnom Penh

 

  Royal Palace, Phnom Penh

 

On the Southside of the palace stands the Silver Pagoda, a bell-shaped stupa located in a compound named Wat Phreah Keo, which is a royal temple and the Cambodian equivalent of Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok, including the murals of the Ramayana.

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