Silberpagode - Silver Pagoda

Silver Pagoda, Phnom Penh 2011

The Silver Pagoda is located in a separate area directly adjacent to the Royal Palace. This name derives its name from the fact that the floor of this pagoda is covered with 5000 silver tiles. Built in 1892 under King Norodom, it is one of the few buildings that have been largely spared by the Khmer Rouge. Inside is a life-size golden Buddha, decorated with over 9500 diamonds.

The formal name of the syllable pagoda is Preah Vihear Preah Keo Morakot, or Wat Preah Keo, translated as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, but has to do with the famous temple of Bangkok in Thailand.

The area of the silver pagoda is surrounded by an overflowing walkway on the wall of the Hindu Ramayana epic. There is also a horse statue of King Norodom on the site of the silver pagoda.


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