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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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  • Wat Phnom is a very calm area in the middle of a beautiful garden. This is perfect to witness real religious habits and tradition from Cambodian people.  more »
  • Well located, well maintained Temple - and parking facilities. Entry $1 very cheap per person. In good weather, beautiful view. Can be combined with a stop along the Mekong River.
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  • The place was great. It has a big park for people to relax and many old Buddha statue in different types as well as the wall painting. The place wasn't for commercial or ask to donate in exchange of s...  more »
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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.
  • Do you believe this small mountain or hill was not natural? This is a historic place that is very importance for Cambodia capital, because the Phnom Penh city was named because of this place. There is a pagoda on top, and this is a sculpture on big clock that talk about Thai gave back three province to Khmer king. There are many monkey, but they are not so dangerous anyway no need to play with them.
  • Nice place to visit. It is a historical place that good for foreign and local tourists to visit. We can learn about ancient culture. We can go there to pray for luck, visit with family or friends and relaxing with landscape. We can also enjoy taking good photos at there.
  • One of the major sites in Phnom Penh as this is where the name originated. It is visited by locals and tourists throughout the day. Not entirely sure why the exterior sculptures and walls are covered in pink paint. The interior is more interesting. There's event space by the clock area, and they were hosting cultural events open to the public.
  • What Phnom is located in the old quarter near the old market and walking distance to the Raffles Le Royal hotel.Not a big temple compared to those in Bangkok but nevertheless worth a visit if you are in the area.At the back of the temple there is old guy chanting buddhistic verses for protection and tying a string to your left hand after that, don't take it off and just let it wear it self off.usually tourists pay a dollar for donation after that
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