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Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh

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#4 of 10 in Historic Sites in Phnom Penh
Founded in 1373, Wat Phnom remains the city's tallest religious structure. The Buddhist pagoda features a central altar complex with a seated Buddha statue and murals depicting the Khmer version of "Ramayana." At the southwest corner of the site, you can visit a shrine dedicated to Lady Penh, where swarms of Buddhists and visitors come to offer food, flowers, and prayers. Monkeys inhabit this area, so keep an eye on your personal belongings. Make Wat Phnom part of your personalized Phnom Penh itinerary using our Phnom Penh travel route app .
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  • We arrived at Wat Phnom at sunset just before the temple closed & watched its stunning transformation into a beautiful golden glow against a blue sky darkening into night. Time it & visit as the day c...  more »
  • A temple that dates back to 1373 AD. Its the highest religious building and only hill in Phnom Penh, with a grand eastern staircase guarded by lions and naga (snake) balustrades. People come here to p...  more »
  • In the middle of the town stands this artificial mound of about fifteen meters topped with a temple. Worth staying for ten minutes.
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  • Was asked for one dollar entrance fee. It is a nice place but in the end of the day it is not much more than a nice and well kept park, with some little history to it. Nothing to get overly excited for but nice to stroll around for an hour or so. I thought it appealing to read a book in the shadow of the trees but wished I didn't have to pay entrance fee for this.
  • More of a quiet park than a must-see temple. The entrance fee is USD 1, which grants you the right to walk up the steps. However, inside the Buddhist temple is really spectacular. Look up and see the ceiling art!
  • Wat Phnom is one well known historical site. It is nice place for both foreign tourist to visit and local citizen to relax during the weekend. It is kind a small mountain/ hill that has Buddhist temple on the top of the mountain and a tiny Chinese temple at the corner middle way of stair to the top. It has greenery garden, and fresh air. It is close to riverside, national museum, and royal palace. It is good for international tourists to arrange your visit together with the royal Palace, national museum, riverside, night market.
  • It was nice place to visit. You could see Buddha statue inside of the temple. But, the weather was so hot because I came here on April. It was summer time.
  • Travel to Cambodia, Wat Phnom is one of favorite destination to travel in Phnom Penh, We can know about history of Phnom Penh city and see who are the first building the city. You can relax under a big tree around wat phnom and take pictures of birds. Don't miss Wat Phnom if you travel Phnom Penh
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