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Wat Ounalom

Address: Sothearos Boulevard, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phone Number: 855 23 72 3949
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Ranked #11 of 29 Attractions in Phnom Penh
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This review is quite late. Wat Ounalom is a beautiful temple located along Sothearos Blvd near Sisowath Quay. It is the most important temple in Phnom Penh being the center of Buddhism. A visit to this temple can be combined with a trip to the nearby Wat Phnom.

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Oxfordshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Behind big red walls, this is the spiritual heart of Cambodia. There are some nice temple buildings and some lovely old colonial French houses inside the complex.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A great place to go also for meditation. The building is beautiful as many others in the city but the atmosphere there is unique!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This is one of the most ignored places in Phnom Penh, i think. I asked some of the travelers in our hostel if they have been there and they even don't know that it exist. Maybe Wat Ounalom is an underrated temple in Phnom Penh. Since it is just a walk from our hostel, we decided to go here after... More

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Considering the wealth of architectural beauty around and about, this site does not really match up to the best that Phnom Penh offers. The main temple is barren, with perhaps a simpler approach to worship.

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Quezon City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Nice temple in the heart of the city's hustle and bustle. Too bad that there are a lot of beggars milling about. Great place to walk around in and find a semblance of peace in the city.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This is a great beautiful tower. Dont get me wrong there are a lot of them in SE asia but that doesnt make this 1 any less beautiful. Its as good if not better than Wat Phnom but also free. If your in the area come inside, take some photos and check it out!

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Winnipeg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This a beautiful serene place to reflect and meditate......it was quiet when we were there. We took Tuk Tuk and this was our driver's favorite destination !

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This temple was quite quiet when I went but that also meant some nice time for reflection as well as a good chance to take photos without rubbing elbows with other tourists

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

When we visited this temple not many other visitors were around. The temple itself is quite impressive and well maintained. Some kids are playing around, old people walking around, and cats sleeping around. When you get to the lower side entrance of one of the temples an old lady will be very happy you visit and turn on the bright,... More

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