The Silver Pagoda offers unique experiences such as walking on gleaming silver tiles and being by jeweled Buddhas.
The Silver Pagoda, also known as Wat Preah Keo or Temple of the Emerald Buddha, is famous for its rich Khmer artisanship. It also features detailed murals of the Ramayana on its walls.
The Silver Pagoda is located at Samdach Sothearos Boulevard in Phnom Penh, a 25-minute walk from the city centre.
Opening Days and Hours
The Silver Pagoda opens daily from 08:00 to 17:00. However, it’s closed for lunch break from 11:00 to 14:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
The entry fee to the Silver Pagoda is USD 10, which is inclusive of admission to the Royal Palace as well. An additional fee applies to hire tour guides.
How to Get There
Most visitors get here via tuk-tuks or taxis.
The Silver Pagoda is a good sight-seeing spot for architecture fans and visitors seeking a cultural experience. It suits visitors consisting of small groups of friends, solo travelers, young couples, and backpackers.
Time to Spend
You can spend about 1 to 2 hours exploring the attraction.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The Silve Pagoda is a very popular site for visitors to Phnom Penh. It is usually more crowded during opening hours and right after lunch break. Sundays are usually busier than other days.
A few food stalls offering good, authentic, local cuisine are within walking distance of the site. You may also grab a meal at one of the cafes and bistros nearby.
Safety and Fraud
Always keep an eye on your belongings as pick-pockets are very common in crowded places.
The Royal Palace of Phnom Penh, which is adjacent to the Silver Pagoda is about a 10-minute walk away. For another 5-minute walk, you can reach the National Museum. You may also be interested to go on a river cruise along Sisowath Quay (Riverside), which is about 15 minutes away via tuk-tuk.
Phnom Penh offers various accommodation options for travelers, with prices ranging from budget, mid-range, and luxury.
Good to Know
It is important to take note of the dress code, which is similar to visiting religious sites. You are also required to remove your shoes to enter the Silver Pagoda.