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Wat Phnom

Street 96 | Norodom Blvd, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Phnom Penh Full-Day Small-Group City Tour
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Ranked #20 of 46 Attractions in Phnom Penh
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: A standard Southeast Asian temple.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This is a nice place to wander, with some lovely temples, a shrine to Mrs Penh (who gave her name to the city), as well as an interesting Vietnamese temple.

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

wat phnom it is very and best place visit ,the Wat phnom it is in phnom penh i like it . i want recommend all friend go to see wat phnom .

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Seoul, South Korea
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

This temple was nice and did not appear to have too many tourists .The temple sits on a hill and so there are a few stairs to climb. A small park sorounds the temple though it could be a bit cleaner. The temple was across the road from my hotel so no trouble to get to.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Wat Phnom is a must see!! Make sure you have great walking shoes and a shall or skirt though if you want to go inside. Make sure to find the stairs up the front side or you'll be stuck climbing the mountain on the back side. The temple is quite imposing and can be seen from a distance. Entrance is... More

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Australia
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I visited the What with my wife and a local friend. I think it is important to get some of the history to understand the background of the place. Go early - it can get hot. Avoid beggars if you can

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Melbourne, Australia
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139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The Temple itself is beautiful and I have no issue in paying money but the grounds and the people made me feel vulnerable. I felt like I was being watched. Was approached on numerous occasions and did not feel safe at all. Considering the poverty in the city and seeing wads of money being counted in the Wat itself left... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Wat Pnhom- roughly a dollar US entry, is definitely worth a visit if you're staying in Pnhom Penh for quite some time as I was. From the road you cannot even see the centre "temple" due to the beautiful trees around its circumference if you didn't know you may think the area was some kind of preserved forest/gardens. When you... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Interesting temple up on a small hill that would not afford you the skyline of Phnom Penh. Provides another great hang out place for the locals. There is a park where you can walk around for free. But if you climb the stairs to the temple, you would need to pay some USD2/person. Visit early in the morning or late... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This cute temple, on a hilltop, is worth the walk to see. It is in a lovely garden, with great views down to the city. At the base, there is a lovely floral clock.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It is a Wat on top of a mountain. Well... To most people it would be a Wat on a hill or a small mound. Never the less any part of Phnom Penh that isn't flat gets attention. It is worth a visit and walk around. You may catch an elephant ride if you time it right. And it's a... More

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