This French-colonial inspired exhibit can be found in the costume museum in the annex. The main figure is King Sisowath I believe but if you know more, please tell me.
I will conclude the posts from my recent visit to the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda
, with a few snaps from the grounds of the latter. I have already covered the Silver Pagoda itself and the wall frescoes in some detail. Now for some of the other sights to be found. The main building to visit is of course the Silver Pagoda itself, with its silver tiles, countless statues and cultural treasures. No pictures inside and take your shoes off. Surrounding it are a number of stupas in memory of members of the royal family, other shrines, a small hill called Phnom Mondop and a collection of small museums and exhibitions in the courtyard that runs along Street 240.
Two of the royal stupas, closest is that of King Ang Duong, farthest away is his son, King Norodom A model of Angkor Wat, that sits behind the Silver Pagoda building An equestrian statue of King Norodom, completed in 1875 and unveiled in 1892. Believed to have actually began life as a statue of French Emperor Napoleon III. This giant footprint of Buddha can be found in Keong Preah Bath, a shrine which contains other footprints and statues Here's a few of the other statues to be found in the Keong Preah Bath shrine There are at least two Neak Ta inhabiting small shrines cut into the sacred small hill of Phnom Mondop This is the Banteay Srei-inspired stupa of Princess Kantha Bopha who passed away in 1952 at the tender age of four These are the statues and wall panel at the rear of the Dhammasala, which monks use on special occasionsA silver-plated exhibit you can see in the White Elephant hall, which houses items used in the coronation
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