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Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh

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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. Put Wat Phnom into our Phnom Penh vacation generator to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Phnom Penh.
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  • The most usual Wat. Place travel, any Tucker will take you there. Look specifically at that. According to legend, hence went the city Phnom Penh.
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  • Definitely worth a visit, as its a large temple, but not very ornate and the upkeep isn't maintained (or so it seems compared to others) considering foreigners pay US$1 for entry  more »
  • Compare to the great palace, this place is more interesting. We ca observe several decorations on the monument and lots of statues. It is a good place to go when it is sunny and hot because there is a...  more »
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  • Center of Phnom Penh city where you can visit and learn more how the Phnom Penh was found. There are some exhibition and museum
  • A worth place to visit to know about the story of Phnom Penh city. The best thing is the very big watch in the east side of the hill, and the buddhist temple on the top of the hill. A great place for relax with natural as there are many big trees. It is opened everyday from morning until the nightfall. Tourist need to pay around 1$ for the entrance.
  • In my opinion, the government should stop sex business in this place because it will affect the tourism. Its beautiful though.
  • If you take a walk along the riverfront up north you'll eventually come to Wat Phnom. It is not a must-see, but is worth a visit. A nice buddhist worship place. Tourists need to pay an entrance fee of $1. A nice and quiet place that is good for photography and can be a nice break from the noise of the city (although you will be surrounded by the city's rush even inside this place).
  • A must visit tourism place in Phnom Penh! The historical and cultural site is most popular among other places in Phnom Penh not only for local visitors but also for foreigners.