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Wat Ounalom

Sothearos Boulevard, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
855 23 72 3949
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Ranked #16 of 45 attractions in Phnom Penh
Type: Religious Sites
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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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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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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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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

If you're staying the area or just have a little free time it's an interesting place to visit and take a look around. A monk pulled us aside and showed us a relic that was supposedly one of Buddha's eyelashes. He took us in a little structure where he did some prayers to Buddha and burned some incense. It was... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I'm pretty sure this temple is the headquarters for Buddhism in Cambodia but as a temple there's nothing special about it at all, in fact a lot of the 'normal' temples around Cambodia which are in active use are far better to look at and go around. Even when you go to the top of this you don't get good... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Compared to Wat Phnom this is a lovely little temple right on the riverside. It seems to be less popular so it was a great place to come and meditate and get away from the busy transactions of the day and city. I cam here a few times over my stay and found it very calming and peaceful. A lovely... More

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