The Royal Palace Park is located directly in front of the Eastern gate to the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh.
Royal Palace Park in Phnom Penh
The Royal Palace Park is open 24 hours a day every day of the year and entrance in free: there are no walls or gates around the park.
About the Royal Palace Park
The Royal Palace Park is a 115 metres by 74 metres rectangular green space within a city with virtually no public parks, but a lot of traffic. Local people make regular use of this rare patch of green space as an escape from an oppressive city. People come here for picnics under the shade of trees around the edge of the park and for children to play on the grass. The park is also a great place to wait for the Royal Palace to open after the long lunchtime shutdown, from 11:00 to 14:00.
Local families enjoying a picnic in the Royal Palace Park
The Royal Palace Park is located on the opposite side of the road to Sisowath Quay, which runs alongside the Tonle Sap River as passes through Phnom Penh city centre. A popular option is to buy food from one of the vendors operating from Sisowath Quay and to bring it to eat in park. We recommend visiting the one dollar noodle vendor who sets up roadside opposite the park for a cheap and tasty vegetarian lunch that won’t give you food poisoning.
The Royal Palace Park is located by the Tonle Sap River
Cambodian people also come here to have their picture taken by the monument to Cambodia’s Queen Mother which is on the road by the Royal Palace Park. Most Cambodian people revere their Royal Family.
Monument to Cambodia’s Queen Mother
The Royal Palace Park isn’t large and it doesn’t have any historical buildings located within it, however, its a pleasant place to come and spend some time and is much appreciated by the local people who go there.