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Wat Phnom

Street 96 | Norodom Blvd, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Ranked #21 of 47 attractions in Phnom Penh
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Type: Religious Sites
Traveler Description: Bring plenty of small change because beggars are pretty thick on the ground here, even early in the morning. Take it one at a time visiting inside... more »
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Edmonds, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The Wat for which the city was named- tranquil and lovely-and you can see the "in your face" U.S. embassy right there too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Cool place with trees and glass covered everywhere...in the central of the city. You can rest after a hard day visiting other places in the city.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is a peaceful oasis in busy Phnom Penh. Locals come here to bring offerings and prey for good luck. As Phnom Penh is relatively flat, this temple, being on a small hill, is pretty unique. Locals get in free but there is a $1 charge for foreigners however if you just walk around the outside footpath you can easily... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

After having been to Siem Reap and some if the fabulous temples of old, this was just average. Though this is an active temple in a busy city so it's worth a quick look but otherwise I moved on quickly.

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Byron Bay, NSW
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

While locals can walk freely around the temple barangs have to pay one dollar. It's not worth it. The money collectors can also be rude if you just want to walk around the paths half way up.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Did not climb the stairs to see the temple at the top of the hill; rather, I walked around the base of the hill through the gardens a couple of times and found it very serene, even though the busy traffic wasn't far away. Was worth a short visit.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

A good distraction to walk up the hill in the center ring of the city. Nothing great,but a nice chance to get some shade and see the old temple at the top with the attendant dogs, people selling sparrows to release, etc.

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Hobart, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

To my mind not worth the effort of climbing the few stairs to the top. Many, many more better Wats or temples to see in Cambodia.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I had enjoyed the Tour, short as it was...Quite different from other Wats or Temples. I enjoyed also the fact the place was named after the lady Penh after which Phnom Penh was Eventually named! I'm not sure whether it it is a Hindu Temple . but regardless it does have it's charm..Gaudy perhaps for others but then that's what... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

They charge a dollar for entry Just take 30 minutes time for walking whole temple one of the big budish temple at Phnom Penh center of city we like

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