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Wat Ounalom

Sothearos Boulevard, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
855 23 72 3949
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Ranked #17 of 47 attractions in Phnom Penh
Type: Religious Sites
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I really liked visiting this temple complex. We arrived early in the morning (0730) and were the only ones there. That enhanced the tranquility and our ability to look around. One of the caretakers took a special interest in us and showed us around with halting English skills, but was very nice. Of course, he got some money out of... More

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Keeper was very helpful and opened up even though he was in the middle of lunch. Not so sure of the blessing and being sprayed with water though. Not many people at this location and no English signage

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

it was an ok visit, unfortunately temples in Cambodia are often open only few hours very early in the morning so we couldn't see much of it.

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cusano milanino
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

very fine, quiet, is the seat of most important pope in cambodja, it has been the firt wat i've seen just arrived in Phnom penh

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Milano
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Wat Ounalom is quite easy to reach and visit for no fee, close to the riverfront. It does not offer much except its outward aspect, the inner buildings are a little bit disappointing. The best photo opportunity is the main building framed by the main entrance. If you are short of time, you can happily skip it.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We were told to go to the other (more famous) Wat in town (forgotten the name) and we did visit both but found this one much more picturesque and and quietly beautiful

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Geraldton, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Wat Ounalom is an easy site to tick off your list whilst in Phnom Penh as it is so close to the riverfront and a swag of accommodation options. It has no real entry fee though of course a donation is appreciated. Perhaps the best aspect of this place is it's exterior appearance. It is a nice looking building and... More

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Queanbeyan, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Situated close by the riverfront and Royal Palace, this is well worth a visit. Great views from the pagoda. Five different golden Buddhas line up at the front for offerings. I was blessed by a monk in one of the smaller temples in the complex. 350 monks live here.

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Tokyo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Nice temple not far from Royal Palace, worth popping in for a few photos if you're nearby. Not really worth a special trip unless you're a big temple freak -- the Royal Palace offers much more. Evidently they have some free public performances at set times, which I missed.

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Bangalore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

I stayed here in phompenh for like 5 months earlier and i never visited the site, this time i looked it inside and found it peaceful and mostly like hindu temple. I liked it.

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