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Address: Street 19, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Tranquil wat

We enjoyed walking through the grounds of the Wat Sarawan. School was in session so we were respectful of not making noise. We took photographs and pet some of the temple cats. It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Oahu, Hawaii
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Oahu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed walking through the grounds of the Wat Sarawan. School was in session so we were respectful of not making noise. We took photographs and pet some of the temple cats. It was a nice respite from the busyness of Phnom Penh streets

Thank MBPillen
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

In the street 172, there are a lot of garbage and bad smile. Why are people through them to this street?. Because, foreigner are always transport this street.

Thank Craig m
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

If you pass by it is ok to visit. But 1$ for tourists and free to everyone else. It is not that we don t want to pay but we feel so ripped off.... If you come up the stairs on the other side there is no one saying that you have to pay. Dont leave your shoes outside when... More 

1 Thank Silvia A
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This temple is said to be the five original pagodas in Phnom Penh. The temple seems to be undergoing some restoration and not ready for tourists. Have a look from the outside if you around the area.

Thank nellielim
Da Nang, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

One of the five old Wats in Phnom Penh. It ndergoes still a more or less complete renovation and rebuilding, so it's not yet inviting.

Thank PoliticalAtheist
Bangkok, Thailand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I went to Wat Sarawan since it was written as a tourist attraction and the location is just near the market. I came there, I saw the temple and I got disappointed. I can say that it was not advisable to go there. There were monks living there and it was not well sustained. The entire temple looks dirty, hanging... More 

Thank D_Lone_Traveler
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Not one of my favourite temples but its worth taking a look while you are sober and when your favourite pubs are still closed..

Thank John T
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Wat Saranam is tucked in by 172 Street, a very busy buzzy little strip. It's a working temple with monks wondering around and people going about their daily business. All very matter of fact. One of the pagodas there is very old and I enjoyed the juxtaposition with that and adjacent street life. Not quarantined bling like the Royal Palace.... More 

1 Thank Simon B
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

At some point all the temples in Phnom Penh start to look the same. I like this one because its in a hectic part of the city and once you step inside its walls, all that disappears. The monks and those who support them are very pleasant and accommodating. Good place to practice you photos skills.

1 Thank Emmyx2
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

This was a nice 15 minute visit right outside our hotel. You can enter from the north or south gate and there is no fee. The main building is the most ornate and the surrounding buildings house mini worship areas a that also appear to be classrooms. These are most likely not for tourists. The main temple is small but... More 

2 Thank GlobalTravelSD

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