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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 #13 of 29 Attractions in Phnom Penh
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: A standard Southeast Asian temple.
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: A standard Southeast Asian temple.
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

we climbed the stairs after about a four kilo walk. we wanted to sit and catch our breath and relax. We were approached by a fiftyish lady who demanded a dollar each. We suspected a scam. No signs anywhere indicated there was an admission fee. We decided we didn't want to go further up into the wat anyway so we... More 

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Otley West Yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

This Wat is on a hill, so they told us. This hill has to be easiest hill to climb ever. The temple at the top,is ok but there are far better ones to see. The best way to approach is along Preah Norodom Blvd, so you can see the impressive clock. While we were there we also saw some of... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The Clock on the hill is the one to be mentioned. Place is of historic importance as the legend says that the lady who stood here was the only one to survive a catastrophic natural calamity and beleived to be mother of the city

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Pretty garden to walk around. Go up to the top to see the temple. The guardian there charge 1usd. If you believe in buddha, you can sit and pray there too.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

If you are on a tight schedule, you may want to give this place a miss. Not much to see except for the stupa right at the top of the small hill and the memorial plaque commemorating the return of the northwestern regions by Thailand. There are also a Chinese Temple and a Thai Temple at this place. They have... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

It costs $1 each to visit - if you're a foreigner. The grounds are quiet and peaceful with a massive clock in the grounds (which is at the wrong time) but it makes a good photo. The temple was very busy with music being played, a large number of people and a lot of tourists around. It had a lively... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I came back there 13 years after my first visit. The temple has not changed, but for the people who live off capturing birds that they sell you so you can free them. What a terrible occupation that is. Wat Phnom was a nice family park, now it is a giant garbage of plastic bags and containers. It does not... More 

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Taiwan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This park gives phnom penh its name , worth seeing but nothing special apart from its historical significance ,

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Interesting to hear the story of how Phnom Penh got its name. The pagoda at the top of a bit of a hill is chockablock full of statues and bits and pieces in glass cabinets. Interesting for Westerners like me, and lots of photo opportunities. Just below I was shown, by my guide Ne, a memorial to Thailand handing back... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Visited twice in fact..loved the restored paintings in the Wat and the stream of people making offerings to the "Lady" outside at the back. Cool breezes even in mid afternoon. A good wat to visit for it's historical ties to Phnom Penh and it's smaller size

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