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Seriously Ballin’. The Royal Palace is currently the crib of King Preah Bat Samdech Preah Norodom Sihanouk and his wife Preah Reach Akka-Mohesey Norodom Monineath Sihanouk. The Palace has all the characteristics of a real life Disney castle: sleeping armed guards out the front and cinderella shoes outside every temple (but two per-princess…because royalty). Highlights of the palace include:
*The silver elephant room – a room full of silver elephants
*Miscellaneous hedges – is it a deer? is it a tapia? Is it just a badly kept hedge? Or is the leafy, 10-foot high chocolate bar enjoying a high pressure shower you are seeing just a pathetic fallacy and you should accept your life for the next 2 months and get back to missing HSC extension english?
*Silver Pagoda – 5329 tiles, 1.125kg each, no monks.
*Napoleon Pavilion – The worlds most elaborate re-gift. Donated by France after the Empress left Cambodia, the Pavilion is built entirely out of Iron – how generous of you France, the 4th most common element in the world – you spoil us, you do. Oh and thanks for engraving the first initial of your Emperor all over the doors and walls…jokes on you though, when this puppy was built in 1876 the Cambodian king’s name was Norodom. Karma.

The Palace is a definite must-see for tourtists here. If you go in the morning there are some stunning shots to be taken of all 22 magnificent buildings.

Must run,

ellen.

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