Catch a performance of the Royal Dance Troupe at the open-air theater in the coronation hall or linger near the balcony, where the current king has been known to make an appearance. The private residence, built in 1866, houses an impressive collection of artwork, and the multi-purpose house of the white elephant, just outside the palace walls, is used for royal births, deaths and weddings. The current king may live in this well-known palace, but visitors can still tour most of its grounds.
The Royal Palace, located two kilometers from Wat Phnom on Samdech Sothearos Boulevard, is open daily from 7:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. and from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. Admission is US$3 per person, US$2 per camera and US$5 for a video recorder.