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The Story of the Silver Pagoda, Phnom Penh

November 21, 2012  

The Story of the Silver Pagoda, Phnom Penh

Photo credit by Augapfel In the south-central region of Cambodia, on the banks of the Tonlé Sap, Bassac and Mekong Rivers, lies Phnom Penh, the country’s permanent capital since 1866. Within the city sits the Cambodian Royal Palace whose complex contains, to the south, the stunning Silver Pagoda. In a country with a troubled past, the Silver Pagoda remains as a monument to a different age and, despite much internal destruction at the hands of the Khmer Rouge during... [Read more of this review]