A-Z April Challenge, Royal Palace, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

I visited Cambodia in 2015 as part of my 50th birthday celebrations, starting out in wonderful Phnom Penh.

Having been struck dumb by the sadness of the macabre Killing Fields & Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum where the Khmer Rouge meted out such misery, I was somewhat revived by the beauty of the Royal Palace.

It is a complex of buildings which serves as the royal residence of the king of Cambodia. who have occupied it since it was built in 1860s, with a period of absence during that brutal Khmer Rouge regime of the ’70s.

Palatial buildings, ornate statues, golden roofed temples, sumptuous grounds, an interesting museum and the opportunity to join a band in playing Cambodian music.

Here are a few photos of our visit.


  1. It was our final stop in our trip and such a beautiful building – what a birthday present to get to see It! Thanks for linking up with #citytripping

  2. Sooooo beautiful! Would love to visit one day and this was definitely the greatest gift anyone could give you for your 50th! Happy belated birthday! #CityTripping

    1. Sadly I am now 53! I gave my wife a Cuba trip for hers, a bit of self interest too I admit!

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