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The National Gallery from the courtyard  
   

The National Gallery from the courtyard

The Royal Palace

November 13th 2017
Yesterday, being our last full day in Phnom Penh we visited the Royal Palace. Having driven past it many times we were keen to see what it was like. It’s a large complex with many different buildings including the Silver Pagoda which contains the Emerald Buddha. According to Wikipedia it is not certain what exactly it is made of. Someone even suggested Lalique. Suffice to say it is referred t ... read more
Asia » Cambodia » South » Phnom Penh

Cambodian Flag Most Cambodians consider themselves to be Khmers, whose Angkor Empire extended over much of Southeast Asia and reached its zenith between the 10th and 13th centuries. Subsequently, attacks by the Thai and Cham (from present-day Vietnam) weakened the ... ... read more
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