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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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  • We were expecting a lot more to this temple than what's there. It's small and crowded, nothing impressive. This is definitely worth skipping; check out Angkor Wat and the surrounding temples for your ...  more »
  • have been built in the 14th to House statues of the Buddha found by the widow Daun Penh ("Grandma Penh") in a trunk of a tree on the banks of the Mekong. Daun Penh high Hill and built the shrine housing the statues using wood from the trunk to the frame. A monastery was then installed near the Hill. We go up by box 2 Naga stairs. The building contains many statues of the Buddha, and murals. There are also many smaller altars, including a dedicated to Lady Penh (modern pretty ugly polychrome statue). The temple gave its name to the city of Phnom Penh. There is also a large clock on the ground at the bottom of the Hill. The locals come to pay tribute to the gods exposed. Visit for $ 1; Garden nearby
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  • You can see it but that one does not have. Is not definitely the highlights of the city. On the grounds are a few macaques, but safe and quiet.
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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.