Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Royal Palace

The Royal Palace. Here's Throne Hall, used today for religious and royal ceremonies (coronations and royal weddings).

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The 59-meter spire is decorated with the white, four-faced head of Brahma.

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Chan Chhaya Pavilion is an open-air structure used for dancing and theatrical productions and a venue for the Royal Dancers to perform.


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This structure was given to Cambodia by Napoleon III.

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The buildings were dramatically set against the dark of the oncoming storm.

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But I particularly loved the gardens amongst the statues of Buddha.

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