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Address: Street 19, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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Nice to see wat's working

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2014
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Auckland, New Zealand
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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.

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Da Nang, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
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.

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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 

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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..

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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 

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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.

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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 

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Oviedo, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

A small temple with a beautiful architecture. Not on your main list with attractions but it will worth your time. The entrance is free and you will be able to take a glance at monks’ life. You won’t find here any English guidance, but this is why is more interesting to explore it on your own. Lovely statues of elephants... More 

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Guisborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

Stumbled across this on the way to the Royal Palace. It seems the area where the Wat is located is populared with locals but they were very pleasant and helpful. Beautiful architecture and well worth a stop even if only for a short time

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Perth
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

This wat is OK if you passing, I wouldn't go out of my way to stop here as it's just a typical wat despite it is quite interesting to see the renovation and how live goes on inside of the wat.

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Address: Street 19, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Phnom Penh

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