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Wat Ounalom, Phnom Penh
(3.7/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
A landmark in the history of Cambodian Buddhism and the country’s current headquarters of the religion, Wat Ounalom stands as one of the oldest of the five pagodas in the country. Unearth the rich history of the estate, established in 1443, consisting of 44 buildings, and originally built to enshrine an eyebrow hair of Lord Buddha. Wind your way around the main temple, learning the teachings of the Buddhist philosophy, finding out about its previous inhabitants of 500 monks, and understanding the horrific desecration of the temple during the Cambodian genocide. Find the eyebrow hair remarkably still preserved in a small shrine behind the main temple. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Wat Ounalom and many more Phnom Penh attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Phnom Penh vacation planner.
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  • I've been to numerous wats in Thailand and Cambodia and while this one is quite nice it just doesn't stand out compared to other wats in other cities/countries. If this is your first time in Cambodia/...  more »
  • Large temple from the Royal Palace, facing the River, from motorbike taxi! and being attracted to seeing, visited. Unfortunately when I visited, but admission is free of charge during major construction put in. Statues of elephants and the priest is located in front of the building.
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  • 从皇宫顺河边一路下来不远;在柬埔寨金碧辉煌,光彩夺目的一般就是寺院了。这家寺院不收门票,我们进去的时候没有活动,所以基本上没有人,寺内各殿堂规模还是比较大的。 
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  • ★★★★★I try to review in google map most impressive monuments while I am(was) traveling. Wat Ounalim, I feel and think this temple is most beautiful temple in PHN. In the evening, you can see beautiful temple view at the river side point. You can also see very beautiful buddah statue inside the building.★★★★★
  • Considered as one among ancient pagodas in Cambodia.The creation was traced back to 15th century. One special things of this pagoda is the uniqueness of its structural building and comprising ancient temple. This historical landmark is highly recommended for tourists who wish to understand the culture and religion of Khmer people.
  • One of the oldest pagoda in Cambodia. The area and building is peaceful and beautiful.
  • I think its a beautiful pagoda but a little bit bad smell out-side the pagoda.
  • Famous buddhist pagoda in Phnom Penh: Wat Ounalom