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Wat Ounalom, Phnom Penh

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#5 of 10 in Historic Sites in Phnom Penh
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. Put Wat Ounalom on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Phnom Penh online day trip planner .
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  • Spirituality, peace and beauty in the Centre of Phnom penh, is definitely the most beautiful monastery of the city beautiful and authentic. Overall there are also graves of victims of the fury of the Khmer Rouge, including the dl Japanese journalist cited in the stories by Terzani. I highly recommend it.
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  • Arrived during lunch and was not able to enter to give my prayers. Lunchtime is between 1-2pm. however the architecture is simply exquisite  more »
  • Entrance is free to this Pagoda and it’s not streaming with tourists. It is nice to see and there were a few monks around as well. The gold statues were really cool too.  more »
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  • It’s the first temple we visited in Phnom Penh. It was just refurbished with the golden painting on every tower and door. Looks amazing and with history background. Photography is allow to take inside.
  • It’s Amazing Wat Ounalom located in Phnom Penh City of Cambodia.
  • This is a nice little respite from the bustle of the capital. There are also vendors on the western most wall selling haircuts and drinks.
  • Nice place with and reasonable price for entry.
  • Have new building construction in side pagoda

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