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Wat Ounalom, Phnom Penh

(3.8/5 based on 320+ 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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  • This is a huge complex. 44 buildings are there. But you can only 1 in and that is different than the URanders.let is from 12:00-14:00 closed
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  • A very picturesque Wat very near the Royal Palace. Yes it has recently been painted but that doesn't detract from popping in for a look.  more »
  • This is wonderful place to escape the city hustle and bustle. Beautiful architecture and one can observe monks go about their daily lives. It's beside the national museum and Royal Palace - so drop by...  more »
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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