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Address: Sothearos Boulevard, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phone Number: 855 23 72 3949
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Temple on the waterfront

Open and quiet Wat within a working monastry compound. The buildings are stately though not as overtly grandious. It is right next to the waterfront, so worth incorporating in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Open and quiet Wat within a working monastry compound. The buildings are stately though not as overtly grandious. It is right next to the waterfront, so worth incorporating in your walk along the riverside.

Thank LagoNexus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice temple and also the real temple as you can enjoy peaceful, quiet and pleasant walk within the temple. It is a must as you can spend less than an houe to take photo or talk with the monks id there is any.

Thank thepaulhere
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is definitely in a better shape than most temples in the Cambodian capital. Its cleanliness and organization definitely measure up to the beauty of the statues and buildings found there. Don`t miss it!

Thank danielyabu
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Strolling the grounds is interesting to see a variety of the Buddhist temple buildings. One is a shrine that has an eyebrow hair of Buddha. In front of this small temple are some historic statues and a memorial to a Japanese reporter killed in the Vietnam war era. Best to go in the morning when the monks are out getting... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a big but empty pagoda. There was a monk sitting at the front in discussion with a group of men but other than that there was very little to see. You don't need to spend more than 10 minutes here.

Thank Jan O
Marbella, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful monastery with a peaceful atmosphere. I enjoyed walking in the gardens with the statues and stupas.

Thank sol653
Montevideo, Uruguay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Wat Ounalom is quiet and peaceful place, you can enjoy the cambodian architecture and difernts styles of statues, great gardens.

Thank MAU1967
Kuching, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This place is walkable from Sisowath Quay. The building was really pretty and the ambience was of an actual temple - not the touristy ones. Lots of statues in the area. I love it!

Thank Ruzzane H
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Beautiful building in the grounds make this a must see if you're in Phnom Penh. Elephant statues and others in he surrounding gardens. Monks peacefully sleeping or reading in the temple. Took a tuk tuk from our hotel near the Central Market for $3US.

Thank Margaret T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Do drop in here for a visit. It is definitely worthwhile. The entrance arch is superb. I always drop in when passing because k enjoy the ambiance here.

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