The Royal Palace was built in 1866 under the French protectorate and King Norodom, though many of the buildings in the complex were added over the following decades. The Palace is simply realized that a residence of the King of Cambodia. The compound was a citadel of King Ponhea Yat and re-built by King Norodom when he relocated the capital from Oudong to Phnom Penh. The bautiful buildings with towering spires are a great example of classic Khmer architecture found in Cambodia today. The Silver Pagoda is the most well-known besides other visited sites such as Throne Hall, Stupas, Royal Dinning Hall, the Chan Chhaya Pavilion and a French-style building wihich a gift from Napoleon III.