These are collections of the famous and historical building and structures in Cambodia. Gathered in one place in a form of miniatures created with the goals of enhancing the visitors awareness and experience through visual and physical interactions.
The palace building and Silver Pagoda are located within the same walled grounds on Sothearos just off the riverfront. Marking the approach, the high yellow wall and spired Chan Chaya Pavilion are the most prominent features from the street. The Royal Palace was built in 1866 under French protectorate and King Norodom, though many of the buildings in the complex were added over the following decades.
The Silver pagoda (Wat Preah Keo Morokat) is the city's most often visited pagoda because of its display of priceless historical objects. It draws its name from over 5,000 silver tiles which covered the floor of the vihear. The vihear serves less as a functioning temple than a repository for cultural treasures such as the Emerald Buddha, innumerable Buddha statues, a Royal Litter and other objects. Rarely seen in Cambodian pagodas, turn of the century paintings of the Ramayana epic adorn the outer wall.