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Wat Ounalom

Address: Sothearos Boulevard, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phone Number: 855 23 72 3949
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Phnom Penh Full-Day Small-Group City Tour
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Ranked #16 of 37 Attractions in Phnom Penh
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The title just about says it all. Very laid back and easily accessible temple, set amid a complex of buildings associated with practical Buddhism. A snapshot of real life when we saw a monk having his ablutions....in a side alley.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

If you are only in Phnom Penh for a short while then pop into Wat Ounalom which is so conveniently situated just off Sisowath Quay. It is a beautiful pagoda and if you are lucky you can engage with one of the many monks, some of whom speak reasonable English. Alternatively it a place to have a rest and recuperate,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Walked in off the street. No hassles just peace and quiet. A working wat with the monks in residence. A peace of beauty the survived the horrors.

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Hangzhou, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This wat complex is located beside the Royal Palace and very close to the Riverside. If you are walking in the area just drop by and have a look inside. There is nothing really outstanding but especially in the evening it can be a relaxing break from the traffic of the streets.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Some of my students stay here. Best to check it out around evening time before your dinner to catch some locals chilling around!

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Phuket, Thailand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Phnom Penh has to be the wort place on earth. Nothing but beggars and drug dealers. At this temple some tuk tuk guy as harassing me to take a ride before entering the temple. Following me and asking me again and again.... The temple looks nice on the outside, if you can get a picture without the tuk tuk guys... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

As with a lot of Wats, the exterior is very impressive. However going into the pagoda shows it is either new or a lack of attention as it doesn't replicate the outside. We may have missed something that others didn't but certainly didn't have the splendour of any temples we had seen elsewhere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

It's a very peaceful stop with plenty of opportunities for interesting photos. A security gentleman at the gate seemed truly interested in meeting people and welcoming them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I can't say much, you've got to experience it. It has retained its authenticity. Try to go there on a Saturday or Sunday when there is service. And yes, it is important to tip, even there, especially there. You might experience something that will stay with you forever. I wish you to ...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

An impressive temple complex, unfortunately many of the displays listed in Lonely Planet were locked up.

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