National Museum
The rust-red sandstone building is known as the National Museum of Cambodia. Inspired by Angkor Wat Temple, it was built in the shape of a Prasat Phnom stone temple, where the foundation stone is abov…
Royal Palace
The Royal Palace is considered as the symbol of the Cambodian nation. When the capital was moved from Udong to Phnom Penh, the Royal Palace was established in 1866 during the reign of King Norodom. It…
Wat Phnom
Wat Phnom, the tallest religious structure in Phnom Penh, is the heart of the capital. The length of the body of pagoda is 22.3 meters; its width is 11.6 meters and its height is 10.7 meters. Wat Phno…
Post Office
The Post Office is the building from the French colonial period. It is located east of Wat Phnom. It was built in 1895 by French architect Daniel Fabre. This building is at the heart of the old Quart…
Wat Ounalom
Wat Ounalom was built by King Punyear Yat in 1442. Facing the Tonle Sap River, Wat Ounalom is 149 meters long and 169 meter wide and has 40 buildings. The main building has three floors. The first flo…
Royal University of Phnom Penh
The Khmer Royal University was inaugurated in 1960 with only three buildings: the Sangkum Reastr Niyum University main building, the auditorium, and a dormitory. The master plan was conceived by two F…
National Stadium
The Olympic Stadium or National Sport Complex was designed by Vann Molyvann. The construction of this stadium began in 1963 and was completed in 1964. It is a multi-purpose stadium because most sports…
Independent Monument
The Independence Monument (Vimean Ekareach) was built in the year 1958 in order to commemorate the country’s independence from the French regime on November 9, 1953. The idea of building this monument…
Chaktomuk Conference Hall
The building was designed by architect Vann Molyvann and opened as the “Salle de Conférence Chaktomuk” in 1961. Since, the Chaktomuk Conference Hall has served many purposes. Originally, it served as …
Phsar Thmey
Phsar Thmey, also known as Central Market, is a big and well-known building from the French colonial period in Phnom Penh. It is a popular tourist attraction because of its magnificent dome, one of th…
UNESCO Building
The UNESCO building was originally a residential house. The villa was constructed by a wealthy merchant, supposedly of Chinese origin. According to Philippe Delanghe, Chief of the Culture Unit at UNES…
White Building
In 1963, Khmer architect Lu Ban Hap in collaboration with Russian-French architect Vladimir Bodiansky built an apartment building for staff of the National Bank, the so-called “White Building” on Soth…
100 Houses
Colonial Architecture Route
6.4 km – about 16 mins
Sankum Reatniyum Route
16.6 km – about 32 mins
“Sthapatyakam. The Architecture of Cambodia” is a semester project of Batch 10 of the Department of Media and Communication at the Royal University of Phnom Penh. The magazine presents writing on the …

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