We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Book In Advance
More Info
US$84.00*
and up
Siem Reap City Tour Including Apsara Dance Performance
More Info
US$69.00*
and up
Private City Tour in Siem Reap

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 30 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Regal Building

There is no entry to the building, you either drive or walk past. I managed to get a photo of the large sign outside, but received glares when I tried to photograph the building... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 November 2016
Dan L
,
Bunbury, Australia
Add Photo Write a Review

30 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 22: English reviews
Chengdu, China
Level Contributor
531 reviews
220 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

The view from the road suggests a very nice holiday home for the king. However that is all you can see as his majesty doesn't allow visitors inside. Opposite are the palace gardens which you can visit but although they are quite nice, beautiful trees and a fountain, you will have to suffer the hordes of postcard selling children that... More 

Helpful?
Thank MattwalesNorthWales
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
285 reviews
174 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

You can't enter, so what you see in the photos is pretty much it. There are some bats in the trees nearby in broad daylight which is pretty cool I guess. We were harassed a lot by beggers unfortunately. We also had a guy walk up to us and try to get a 'donation' for a school he's setting up... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Rebecca N
Bunbury, Australia
Level Contributor
665 reviews
356 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

There is no entry to the building, you either drive or walk past. I managed to get a photo of the large sign outside, but received glares when I tried to photograph the building and gardens. I had the distinct feeling that I was in a NO-NO situation with my camera. It is not a huge building but definitely a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Dan L
Rayong, Thailand
Level Contributor
961 reviews
596 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 398 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The Royal Residence, or the Royal Palace as it is often called in tourist brochures, is the Siem Reap home of Cambodia's King Norodom Sihamoni when he is in town. Normally he lives in a far more prestigious palace in Phnom Penh. You can only look at the outside of the residence, so a visit here is only of passing... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank David B
Level Contributor
668 reviews
279 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 414 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We drove pass and if the guide did not say it's a royal residence, I would have though it was another government building... It's such an inauspicious building consider its a living and operational building used by the royal family when they visit Siem reap

Helpful?
Thank Julian F
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
3,237 reviews
1,777 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3,876 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

This site is for walking by only; you may not go inside. It is worth looking at if you're already in town anyway, so I'd recommend it.

Helpful?
1 Thank QuickWhitTravel
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
1,146 reviews
541 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 580 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

The Royal Residence is of historic importance, because here the French rulers transferred the sovereignty to the King of Cambodia and the Cambodian people. However, the building is only to be admired from the outside. However, the large Royal Gardens in front of the Residence is a public place and here are a number of fruit trees, where an untold... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Hendrik_NL
Level Contributor
128 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

As we didn't go to Phenom Penh on this trip, I would have loved to visit the Royal Residence, but unfortunately it is not open to the public. Perhaps this might be worth considering by the Cambodian Government to open parts of the Royal Residence when His Majesty is not in residence.

Helpful?
Thank Suli and Toa L
Level Contributor
463 reviews
247 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

We stayed at the Victoria Angkor Resort and walked through Royal Park on our way along the river to Old Market. As we passed the attractive Royal Residence, I took a photo. But we also looked up to the top of the tall trees nearby in Royal Park, as we were told that bats hang out there. They do! There... More 

Helpful?
Thank garbagecollector
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
818 reviews
488 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

A Palace complex on the grand scale. Showing the grandeur of the Khymer civilization over a 1000 years ago.

Helpful?
Thank Mark G

Travellers who viewed Royal Residence also viewed

Siem Reap, Siem Reap Province
 
Siem Reap, Siem Reap Province
 

Been to Royal Residence? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Royal Residence staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?