Photographer's Note

Her Royal Highness Knatha Bopha's Stupa at the Royal Palace

The Royal Palace of Phnom Penh, Cambodia is a complex of buildings which are the royal abode of the Kingdom of Cambodia. Its full name in the Khmer language is Preah Barom Reachea Vaeng Chaktomuk. The Kings of Cambodia have occupied it since it was built in 1866, with a period of absence when the country came into turmoil during and after the reign of the Khmer Rouge.

The palace was started after King Norodom relocated the royal capital from Oudong to Phnom Penh after the mid-1800s. It was gradually built atop an old citadel called Banteay Kev. It faces towards the East and is situated at the Western bank of four divisions at the Mekong River called Chaktomuk (an allusion to Brahma).

The area is surrounded by walls. Please find in the workshop two wall paintings (painting 1, painting 2).

Exposure Time: 1/80
F-Stop: f/11.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Focal Length: 24/1 mm

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