Silver Pagoda, Phnom Penh

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    The Silver Pagoda

    by richiecdisc Updated Mar 29, 2005

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    The Silver Pagoda, wait till you see the inside

    Admittedly the focal point of the Royal Palace compound, the Silver Pagoda is an impressive sight inside and out. Housing not only an Emerald Buddha made of Baccarat crystal but also a life size golden Buddha encasing nearly 10,000 diamonds, it takes its name from its floor composed of over 5000 one kilogram silver tiles. If this isn’t enough to make you dizzy, you can bask in the 360 degree view of assorted Khmer art that ornament the walls. Though it cost $2 in addition to the already high $3 admission charge to bring a camera in, it is forbidden to take photos inside the pagoda.

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    walking on silver

    by xaver Written Dec 2, 2004

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    Royal palace

    Silver pagoda, cause its floor is covered by more than 5000 pieces of silver whose weight is about 1 kg cad.
    Even if the silver is totally covered by carpets, you still have a werid sensation on your feet while walking there.
    Cameras are forbidden, so if you only wanted a picture of the pagoda, save your money and do not buy a tiket for the camera.

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    The Silver Pagoda

    by xiquinho Updated Oct 6, 2004
    The Silver Pagoda

    The floor of this magnificent structure is paved with five thousand tiles of pure silver, and it holds the most valuable and dazzling display of riches in Cambodia - including several jeweled Buddha figures made of solid gold. Government authorization is required for visitors.

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    Silver Palace (Wat Preah Keo)

    by keeweechic Updated Jun 26, 2004

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    Silver Palace, or Temple of the Emerald Buddha. In the floor of the main building of the temple lay 5,000 silver blocks (5 tons of pure silver) which made up the magnificent floor. The 17th Century Emerald Buddha was carved from Jade and was put back in the temple after Pol Pots evacuation.

    Open: daily 7.30 - 11am, 2.30 - 5pm

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    Silver Floors are cool!

    by Deborann Written Oct 23, 2003

    The Silver Pagoda is a must see! If the day is especially hot - take off your shoes and walk on the uncarpeted bits to give your feet a cool treat :>))

    Photographs only permited outside, but the gardens are lovely.

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    The Silver Pagoda

    by SirRichard Written Sep 23, 2003

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    The pagoda

    Other of the main highlights. Is inside the Royal Palace, at the left as you enter.

    The floor is covered with silver tiles (thus its name), though most of it is protected by a red carpet.
    Inside lives the Emerald Buddha.

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    Silver Pagoda

    by DrewV Updated Jul 9, 2003

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    Silver Pagoda

    They wouldn't let me take my camera inside. Snarl. So this outside picture is as close as you'll get on this page to the most beautiful pagoda I have ever seen.

    Tiled completely in silver (hence the name), the pagoda contains the beautiful Emerald Buddha, a giant Baccarat crystal statue of the Buddha. In addition, all sorts of amazing artistic treasures lines the walls of the pagoda. Supposedly, this was the one place where the Khmer Rouge did not destory whatever works of art or culture they could get their hands on. Instead, they only destroyed 40% of what they found here.

    Thinking about the horror that the Khmer Rouge wrecked upon their country, and the fear and danger that still lurks there to this day, I can only wish that we (the USA) had recognized the threat before and instead of focusing our energies on fighting an unnecessary and useless war in Vietnam against a man who could have been an ally, we had stopped this genocide before it started. The world dropped the ball here. And it continues to do so in places like Rwanda, the Congo, Sierra Leone, and Liberia.

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    Silver Pagoda

    by pmarshuk Written May 5, 2003

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    In the same complex as the Royal Palace is the Silver Pagoda which houses some priceless Bhuddas, including the Emerald Bhudda and a 90kg statue made of gold studded with 9,584 diamonds! The floor of the pagoda is made up of more than 5,000 blocks of solid silver. This stupa in the grounds contains the ashes of a old king.

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    Silver Pagoda (Wat Preah Keo Morokat)

    by sunnywong Written Feb 25, 2003

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    The ‘Silver Pagoda’ (Wat Preah Keo Morokat) is one of the city’s most often visited because of its display of priceless objects. The Pagoda draws its name from the over 5000 silver tiles which cover the floor of the vihear. The vihear serves less as a functioning temple than a depository for cultural treasures such as the ‘Emerald Buddha’, innumerable statues, a Royal Litter and other priceless objects. Rarely seen in Cambodian pagodas, turn of the century paintings of the Ramayana epic adorn the outer wall.

    Open daily, except Mondays, from 8:00 - 11:00 and 14:00 - 17:00. Entrance fee. Cameras & videos are extra.

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    Sanctuary of Princess Norodom Kantha Bopha

    by Willettsworld Written May 2, 2010

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    This sanctuary was built in 1960 to house the ashes of Princess Norodom Kantha Bopha who was the favourite daughter of King Sihanouk. She died of an illness when she was only four years old.

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    Beautiful Stupas

    by keeweechic Updated Jun 26, 2004

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    In the grounds are stupas dedicated to past kings.

    Please remember that exposed knees and shoulders are considered disrespectful.

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    Gold Buddha

    by keeweechic Updated Jun 26, 2004

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    In the Silver Palace sits a 90kg solid gold Buddha which is studded with almost 10,000 diamonds, the largest of which is 25 karats.
    The Buddha was created in 1907.

    Flash cameras are not permitted

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    Silver Pagoda

    by chrisvandenbroucke Written Mar 17, 2004

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    Silver Pagoda

    You can't take pictures inside but believe me when I say the thousands of silver tiles you walk on are fantastic

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    The Royal Stupa

    by Sharrie Updated Mar 1, 2004

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    Delicate

    Quite something, isn't it?
    The delicate structure & the pureness of it all, it left quite an impression on us!

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    Wat Preah Keo Morokat

    by Sharrie Updated Mar 1, 2004

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    Khmer architecture

    A wat is essentially a temple.
    This one is housed next to the Royal Palace.

    Notice the intricate roofing & decor.
    I find them quite enchanting. & you?

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