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Address: Street 96 | Norodom Blvd, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Description: A standard Southeast Asian temple.
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this was nice. Set in a park on a hill and a bit off the beaten track. Buy a ticket at the booth to the right of main staircase or bribe the security guard.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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Hamilton, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Our trip to Wat Phnom was a disappointment. We climbed the steps to find it nearly empty; the 'gift shop' was dilapidated and closed, there weren't even many people around. Perhaps it was the time of day or week that we went, but I wouldn't suggest it to a friend visiting Phnom Penh.

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I went here in the afternoon. But the temple wasnt that special. Hated the peopple with the birds 'you can buy and let free'.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

this was nice. Set in a park on a hill and a bit off the beaten track. Buy a ticket at the booth to the right of main staircase or bribe the security guard.

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Kolkata
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed the walk up to the temple. The grounds are reasonably well maintained. It was a good experience to visit this temple complex

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lancefield australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

one of the many temples, very interesting an amazing place weather very hot as we went in April, nice place to visit and we enjoyed what we did, but would not rush back

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Brisbane, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Wat Phnom is a functioning temple situated on top off a hill. You are encouraged to pay USD1 as a donation towards the upkeep of the Wat. The Wat is visited by locals who constantly drop to worship. The inside of the temple itself is airy and cool. It oozes a sense of tranquility. It is quite easy to lose... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

a good place to visit during walking around. nice surrounding, easy accessible, an enjoyable place for a few mins or an hour

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Gotta be honest, not much here for the average westerner. If you like temples then it's your thing. We took a look just to kill a bit of time. Didn't like the birds trapped in small cages scattered around with locals near them. Think this is where they want u to pay to release them, a tourist scam, don't support... More 

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

One dollar motorbike ride from Riverside to Wat Phnom. Garden around temple gives lovely shade. A lot of beggar and street vendors. Unfortunately dirty. Temple alone is like many others but have known historical background. It is place where is accord legend Phnom Penh founded. Half an hour is enough to visit and take a couple of photos.

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

A nice park in the middle of the city that's nice to walk around. It's interesting and pretty. Would not take long to see it all but a nice shady place to sit away from the traffic.

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