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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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Take a wonder through

A large Wat in the town centre. We wondered through as a short cut from our hotel towards the centre and found it enchanting. It is a working, worshiping and living area for the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Newark
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Nice pagoda. But if you have seen any Buddhist temple don't waste your time. A couple of buildings with Buddha statues inside. Nothing special to see.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We went on the day of new year as it was our last day here. Here there was a small get together just for locals. The temple isn't amazing itself and rather small. Everyone was staring at us and made us feel not welcome at all. Enjoy!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

A large Wat in the town centre. We wondered through as a short cut from our hotel towards the centre and found it enchanting. It is a working, worshiping and living area for the monks who you'll meet there. There are temples and stupas and things going on. There is no entrance fee and the gates seem to be open... More 

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Xi'an, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Small, quiet, worth a visit. We accidentally entered the Wat from the backdoor, but no one really said anything. We saw a small shrine where an old man beckoned to us. He gave us a blessing and was surprised when we donated a small amount. It was a cool experience. The Wat itself: outside is great. Inside is a bit... More 

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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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