Silver Pagoda

Nestled within the Royal Palace complex in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the Silver Pagoda is a true gem of spiritual and cultural significance. Officially known as Wat Preah Keo Morakot, or the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, this sacred site earns its popular name from the over 5,000 gleaming silver tiles that cover its floor.

The Silver Pagoda is home to a remarkable collection of treasures. Among its most revered artifacts is a life-sized gold Buddha encrusted with 9,584 diamonds, the largest of which is a stunning 25 carats. Another highlight is the Emerald Buddha, meticulously carved from Baccarat crystal, which sits in a place of honor within the pagoda.

Visitors to the Silver Pagoda are drawn not only by its breathtaking architecture and ornate decorations but also by the deep sense of history and spirituality that pervades the site. The pagoda stands as a testament to Cambodia’s rich cultural heritage, offering a glimpse into the nation’s royal and religious traditions.

Exploring the Silver Pagoda is a must for anyone visiting Phnom Penh, providing an unforgettable experience that showcases the beauty and reverence of Cambodia’s past and present.

Location

The Silver Pagoda is located within the Royal Palace complex in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The exact address is Sothearos Boulevard, situated along the riverfront. The Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda are centrally located, making them easily accessible to visitors exploring the capital city’s historical and cultural landmarks.

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