Cambodia: The Royal Palace in Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh is a surprisingly low rise city so the royal palace on the banks of the Mekong river hardly dominates the skyline. But behind high walls is a collection of beautiful buildings still in use by King Sihamoni.

As with all Khmer architecture the detail is in the guilded roofs and ceramic tiles offered to the sky. 

The royal throne hall with its traditional guilded roofs

The royal throne hall with its traditional guilded roofs

An old wooden 'spirit house' in the woodland

An old wooden 'spirit house' in the woodland

A modern 'spirit house' stands in front of a stoopa

A modern 'spirit house' stands in front of a stoopa