Royal Palace Reopens
The Royal Palace in Phnom Penh has reopened for the public on 1st December 2022, after a closure for more than two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Royal Palace’s towering spires are a stunning example of traditional Khmer architecture in Cambodia, according to the Ministry of Tourism. Visitors can visit the Throne Hall, where coronations and official ceremonies take place. The Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Stupas, the Royal Dining Hall, the Chan Chhaya Pavilion and a French structure that was a gift from Napoleon III are among the buildings within the 183,135-sq-m grounds of the palace. The gardens are also wonderfully landscaped.
The Khemarin Palace, which is the official residence of current King Norodom Sihamoni, is located in a protected part of the compound and is not open to the public.
According to Tourism Minister Thong Khon, the number of foreign visitors to Cambodia has increased at a quicker rate than anticipated, prompting the government to raise the country’s aim for 2022 from 1 million to 2 million visitors. To draw visitors to the kingdom, Khon stated, “Cambodia’s full reopening of its borders to all travelers, high COVID-19 vaccination rates, and tourism development initiatives are vital.”