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Wat Phnom

Address: Street 96 | Norodom Blvd, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Phnom Penh Full-Day Small-Group City Tour
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Ranked #17 of 39 Attractions in Phnom Penh
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: A standard Southeast Asian temple.
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: A standard Southeast Asian temple.
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Tanunda, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

This is the tallest religious structure in the city and is surrounded by beautiful gardens. Inside the temple are many beautifully painted murals. Outside you have a terrific view across the city. Like most places you will visit there is an interesting story about how the temple came to be, so having a guide will bring your visit to life.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

From which Phnom Penh has its name (Penh is the name of a woman), we found ourselves coming here after eating at Evergreen vegetarian restaurant - see my review - which is only a ten minute walk away. We came at night and we were the only people there. i didn't visit at all during the day when the temples... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

If you have seen Angkor Wat NOTHING compares! If you have spare time though it is only $1! We went to go up the side steps to wat phnom and from behind we were approached by a guy supposedly a security man who was offering us to pay him for tickets we kept asking where the official booth was but... More 

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Lund, Skåne Län, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The pagoda is quite small, but Walking the stairs up there offers a nice break from the hectic traffic in Phnom Pehn. To also visit the pagoda that is the origin of the name of the city is worth it. Take a walk around the pagoda, check out the inside with all the statues and the lovely decor and colour.

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Bogor, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

its very cozy place to visit, you can relax, taking photo, just careful with monkeys :) you can pay $1USD to enter the temple, but around the temple are free accross the temple, there are a playground for children.. free..

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Central and surrounded by gardens. Its a short walk up to the top and there is a $1 entry fee for visitors. You can buy drinks and gifts at the top. Ok, but not a must

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

What I didn't like was all the birds in cages for people to buy and release. This is a beautiful place as all the pagodas and temples are. Monks are available to pray for you.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

The name of the city phnom phen originates from this place . The Buddha temple on top beside that is the lady phen shrine . The temple is active & people come to pray . Other than that down below in the garden is a massive Woden clock ,Which pretty much gives accurate time .

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

If you're in the neighborhood why not check out Wat Phnom? It's quite beautiful, but nothing spectacular. Look out for monkeys stealing food or sometimes cameras.

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Its a temple of BUDDHA and well maintained .The main prayer hall is quite attractive where lord Buddha is seated.There is a garden and its too maintained well. There are exhibition hall,children park and a temple for Spirit goddess.Just in the town and near the central market, not to be missed.

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