Category:Silver pagoda, Phnom Penh

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Object location 11° 33′ 49.8″ N, 104° 55′ 47.53″ E Kartographer map based on OpenStreetMap. View all coordinates using: OpenStreetMap - Google Maps - Google Earth - Proximityrama info
English: The 'Silver Pagoda' sits next to the Royal Palace of Cambodia's royal palace separated by a walled walkway, but within the same larger walled compound. The Silver Pagoda's proper name is Wat Preah Keo Morokat, which means The Temple of the Emerald Buddha, but it has received the common name or title of 'Silver Pagoda' after the solid silver floor tiles which adorns the temple building. The pagoda compound as a whole contains several structures and gardens, the primary building being the temple Wat Preah Keo Morokat and other structures including a library, various stupas, shrines, monuments, minor buildings and the galleries of the Reamker.
  • Wat Preah Keo Morokat is unique in several ways. It is the pagoda where the King meets with monks to listen to their sermons and where some Royal ceremonies are performed. It houses a collection of priceless Buddhist and historical objects including the "Emerald Buddha." And, unlike most pagodas, no monks live at the pagoda. The temple building, library and Reamker galleries were first constructed between 1892 and 1902 under King Norodom. (1860-1904)

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