In Phnom Penh intricate gates and roofs are to be found in the Royal Palace. This palace remains the home of King Norodom Shiamoni the son of King Norodom Sihanouk. The palace sits tranquilly behind high walls with these intricate lace metal gates being the entry points into the calm beyond.
The buildings rising from the perfect gardens like islands in a sea of green. The palace was constructed in the 1860s which when compared to the Angkor Watt complex is young in the country’s history. It was designed for the King to meet foreign dignitaries and a fitting style.
The Silver Pagoda sits next to the Royal Palace not named for the colour of this structure but rather the solid silver floor on which one walks in the main pagoda building. This intricate structure holds the ashes of a departed king. These are dotted throughout the temple grounds. All intricate.
In response to the Daily Challenge Weekly Photo Challenge