Silver Pagoda

Sitting within the Royal Palace compound in Phnom Pehn, the Silver Pagoda holds many of Cambodia’s nation treasures, including the 17th century Emerald Buddha and a life sized golden Maitreya Buddha that holds 9584 diamonds. The inner wall of the courtyard is decorated with a beautifully detailed mural of the Ramayana myth.

Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Royal Palace. Silver Pagoda Compound. Reamker (Ramayana)

Ramayana Mural in the Silver Pagoda, Phnom Pehn, Cambodia

During King Norodom Sihanouk’s reign, pre Khmer Rouge, the Silver Pagoda was inlaid with over 5000 silver tiles and a part of it’s outer facade was remodeled with Italian marble. Only a very small portion of these tiles are open to public viewing, upon entering the Temple.

The Silver Pagoda is a well used Buddhist temple; it’s grounds being used for various Royal and national ceremonies. The cremated remains of King Norodom Sihanouk are interred in the Stupa of Katha Bopha, located on the Temple’s compund.

Silver Pagoda, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Silver Pagoda, Phnom Penh, Cambodia