The Silver Pagoda is located on the south side of the Royal Palace in Chey Chumneas, Phnom Penh. The official name is Wat Ubaosoth Ratanaram (Khmer: វត្តឧបោសថរតនារាម), also known as Wat Preah Keo Morakot (Khmer: វត្តព្រះកែវមរកត, "Temple of the Emerald-Crystal Buddha") which is commonly shortened to Wat Preah Keo (Khmer: វត្តព្រះកែវ) in Khmer.
The vihara houses many national treasures including many golds and jeweled Buddha statues. The most significant are a small green crystal Buddha (the "Emerald Buddha" of Cambodia — some sources maintain it was made of Baccarat Crystal in the 17th century but that's not possible since Baccarat Crystal didn't exist until the 18th century, and other sources indicate it was made in the 19th century by Lalique, a glass designer who lived in the 19th-20th century), and a life-sized gold Maitreya Buddha commissioned by King Sisowath, weighing 90 kg and dressed in royal regalia and set with 9584 diamonds, the largest of which weighing 25 carats, created in the palace workshops during 1906 and 1907. After the Cambodian Civil War the gold Maitreya Buddha lost most of its two-thousand diamonds. During King Norodom Sihanouk's pre-Khmer Rouge reign, the Silver Pagoda was inlaid with more than 5,329 silver tiles and some of its outer facades was remodeled with Italian marble. However, only a small area of these tiles are available to be viewed by the public on entering the pagoda.
Jan Torfs | Mar 3, 2018
One of the few complexes in the Royal Palace open for tourists. Watch the nicely decorated walls and the silver floor which is unique. You will also notice gold, silver and diamonds in this luxury nice pagoda, a must-see in Phnom Penh
Fred C | Feb 24, 2018
Beautiful place - Staff here is exceptional! Great service and very polite and helpful. Now the room is a bit small and furniture are outdated.
Dongxian Jiang | Feb 4, 2018
Make sure you visit the murals—Very impressive but poorly preserved. Hope some institutions would take care of them as soon as possible.
Bayon Guides | Dec 19, 2017
One of the 2 complexes in royal palace that opens for tourists. Wat Preah Keo Morakat is known as silver pagoda, the full of the precious objects including silver floors, golden status, emerald Buddha with diamonds. It opens from 8:00am to 12:00pm and 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Ticket costs 10$ for the palace.
Chamnan Muon | Jul 24, 2017
A MUST-to visit place in Phnom Penh. The Silver Pagoda located inside the Royal Place compound, and the entrance fee also included within the fee of Royal Place. All items that are displayed inside are real such as gold, silver, bronze etc. You have to know that there's a big Buddha statue with weight 90kg of gold surrounding by 2080 daimonds. And why naming the Silver Temple, even no monk inside? Because that place for king to behave the Buddha's. If you look to the ground inside the temple, you will see the real peace of 5329 silver tiles (1.125 kg per tile).
Jan Torfs | Mar 22, 2018
One of the few complexes in the Royal Palace open for tourists. Watch the nicely decorated walls and the silver floor which is unique. These Silver tiles are from Italian origin. You will also notice gold, silver and diamonds in this luxury nice pagoda, a must-see in Phnom Penh. Pity taking pictures is forbidden but understandable.
Harshal Pattni | Apr 10, 2018
It is a beautiful place, but $10,- just to enter, where most of the buildings are not allowed to visit, is not really worth the money.
CRYSTAL PUA | Jun 10, 2018
Very big and a nice temple to visit . This temple also known as Silver Temple. The floor of the temple is made of silver. Many Buddha Statutes inside the temple.
곰오레오 | May 13, 2018
today i got the ticket and i paid 10 USDs to see the palace. but I couldn't see the palace, I just saw some temple, the reason why i bought the ticket i want to see the palace. I didn't hear any explain or sign. I think, they are swindler because they were selling tickets even though we didn't see the palace. that's not fair!! i couldn't see number 5 to 11 sites!! I wasted my money
Dave Sarks | Jun 17, 2018
The royal temple. Like a lot of temples, no photos inside, but pretty impressive, and very decorative. Basically the king's temple.
Ian V. | Jul 14, 2018
Beautiful palace! Well maintained and easy to see in an hour or two.
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