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Address: Street 96 | Norodom Blvd, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phone Number: 85517692736
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A standard Southeast Asian temple.

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City's own pagoda

The temple is located on a tree covered hill about 30m high in the northeast of the city. A visit here is essential to know how the city got it's name. Down the hill from the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Mayur S
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Mumbai (Bombay), India

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The temple is located on a tree covered hill about 30m high in the northeast of the city. A visit here is essential to know how the city got it's name. Down the hill from the shrine is a royal stupa sprouting full-size trees from its roof. Presently the roots are holding the bricks together but when the trees die,... More 

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Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is nice place to spend a few hours. I did a quick stop of about 90 minutes or so and I liked it quite a bit. There is a little bit of stair climbing, but most regardless of age or shape should be able to get up without problem. There are other temples in Cambodia that would be fairly... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In the cool of the evening with the lights around the Wat Phnom... that's the best way to visit. Usually the Wat Phnom has traffic all around and the traffic noise is distracting. However at night there is a peaceful sense as you walk around, climb the stairs, reflect and observe. Worth a look if walking along the rinver in... More 

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Sen Monorom, Cambodia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Situated on atop of asmall hillock surrounded by nice tree filled grounds, which help cool the air on a hot day. Worth paying the dollar entrance fee and climbing the steps to visit the temple. No restrictions on photography once inside.

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went here this morning. I know it's Chinese New Year but I was not prepared for what I saw. I've been travelling around SE Asia for four months now and have seen many religious sights but never have I witnessed such abuse of children and animals. The stairs leading up to the temple were lined with beggars many of them... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

not exactly a hill, but it's higher than anything else around. Nice pagoda but very busy when we visited, $1 entrance fee for foreigners but seemed to be no check if you had paid or not, lots of birds to set free if you want to but I'm sure they just fly home to be brought back the next day.... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice temple when you have seen the main attractions and do have time. Peaceful sanctuary in the middle of traffic chaos

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Somerset, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is on the only hill in the city, and a man made one at that. Its story is fascinating, it is beautifully decorated and, behind and above the inevitable large gilded Buddha, it contains a smaller beautiful, almost translucent, jade Buddha. There is also a statue of Widow Penh, the city's first benefactor.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are in the area I would stop by. Otherwise give it a miss. An officer charged me $1 to view it which I was not sure if legitimate or not. When you get inside you have to take shoes off as per normal. However a gent out the front will move your shoes whilst you are inside and... More 

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Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Walked from my hotel till this temple. Not really big, not superb if compared to the thai temple or Burmese one but work to see fit it's unique style of fresco.

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