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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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  • 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.
  • A sprawling park on a hill that has a temple at the top. There's also a Chinese temple on the park grounds halfway up the hill. Interesting contrast of Buddhist and Taoist practices going on in such close proximity. Visitors are welcome to make offerings to the deities, and experience the customs. English speaking guides seem to be available as well.
  • I appreciated that they make foreign tourist pay to enter and shoot photos in an holy place, while Cambodians don't. Plenty of flowers and beautiful trees. Too bad the handcrafts shop located next to the temple is absurdly expensive compared to market and shops in other areas.
  • Cute little hill with some memorable monuments, but you can only enter towards the east, as there is a fence built around the whole hill and there is a 1$ entry fee for foreigners. Still ok, as long as they don’t raise the entry fee. Don’t expect a view, there are high trees around!
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