Silver Pagoda Travel Guide

Silver Pagoda was called as "The Temple of the Emerald Buddha", located next to the Royal Palace by a walled walkway. Its floor inlaid with 5329 solid silver tiles, hence its name. 

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The Silver Pagoda is located on the south side of the Royal Palace. The pagoda's official name is Wat Preah Keo Morokat (Temple of the Emerald-Crystal Buddha). It was originally constructed of wood in 1866. Its floor inlaid with 5329 solid silver tiles, hence its name. The pagoda has many national treasures including gold and jeweled Buddha statues. The most notable is a small Buddha statue made of baccarat crystal (the "Emerald Buddha" of Cambodia) from 17th Century and a life-sized gold gMaitreya Buddha decorated with 9584 diamonds, the largest of which weighs 25 carats. 

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