Cambodia has a constitutional monarchy. For those not familiar with this type of government, imagine the Queen of England and her status. For over the last century, the Royal Palace has been the residence of the current king and his father before him. It's a beautiful complex with several yellow-colored structures enclosed within high walls that secludes it from the hustle and bustle of the riverfront that sits outside of the building. If you're a foreigner, you will have to pay a whopping $3.00 admission fee to visit the grounds and locals are of course free. Please keep in mind when visiting the Royal Palace and any religious buildings such as temples and shrines, always remove your shoes, hats and sun glasses.