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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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Unlike Wat Phnom this temple you can wander around and really appreciate it as it is so peaceful and quiet. The temple and icons surrounding it are a lot more interesting than Wat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Poole, United Kingdom
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Everett, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

stopped by this Wat when I took a city tour from a tuktuk driver. its very pretty and peaceful. (plus no entrance fee)...i got scammed from a Viet monk though. he put a bead bracelet on me then demanded $2 for it. a Cambodian monk 'offered' a cambodian thread bracelet and prayers but wasn't really pushy about it. wished i'd... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Unlike Wat Phnom this temple you can wander around and really appreciate it as it is so peaceful and quiet. The temple and icons surrounding it are a lot more interesting than Wat Phnom too. A lot of people miss out on this but I think it is definitely worth a short visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Stumbled upon this Wat by accident, so glad we did. A lovely half hour reprieve from the chaos of town. Gorgeous light in late afternoon.

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Wat Ounalom is located on the banks of the Tonle Sap lake. It has magnificent view and designs of the temple. Per wiki, it has been believed that the stupa at the main complex contains an eyebrow hair of Buddha and an inscription Pali. I spent so much time here. It was hot but I enjoyed the shade of the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

the Ounalom Pagoda in Phnom Penh is one of the most significant pagodas featuring Cambodian Buddhism. This pagoda comprises of the country's religious establishment. It is here where the top monk of the nation resides.

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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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London
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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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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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