|Address:||Samdach Sothearos Blvd (3), Phnom Penh. It is 6.8 miles (11 km) east of Phnom Penh International Airport.|
|Phone:||+855 10 292 240|
|Hours:||Daily 8-11 a.m., 2-5 p.m.|
The Royal Palace (Khmer: ព្រះបរមរាជាវាំងនៃព្រះរាជាណាចក្រកម្ពុជា) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia has been the royal residence of the Kings of Cambodia since it was built in 1860s, with a period of absence when the country came into turmoil during and after the reign of the Khmer Rouge.
The picture below shows the Throne Hall (Khmer: ព្រះទីនាំងទេវាវិនិច្ឆ័យមហ័យមហាបា្រសាទ), which means the “Sacred Seat of Judgement”).
This is the Phochani Pavilion (dance hall).
It’s difficult to believe that a beautiful country like this was only years ago ravaged by civil war. Millions were tortured and murdered by the Khmer Rouge in an effort to impose communism. Do Communists really care about society and its people? Or are they no different from greedy, corrupt capitalists who are hungry for power and wealth?
This water lily certainly caught my attention!
I tried using a different color combination when I processed this photograph taken in infrared light.
In infrared, vintage color
I took this picture at the temple. This reminds me of a large table cloth I bought in Cambodia. And I’ve been very happy with it. The Cambodians do a very good job.