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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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Phnom Penh Full-Day Small-Group City Tour

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nice walk up one of the only hills in the city

it's a nice walk up and around the Wat, but the temple at the top of the hill isn't anything special. You'll get flooded by people trying to sell you birds to release (they're... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

it's a nice walk up and around the Wat, but the temple at the top of the hill isn't anything special. You'll get flooded by people trying to sell you birds to release (they're caught again later) and incense. The park around it is nice.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

This small hill lies a short distance from Phnom Penh center and is worth a visit while being in the area. A review below has the legend history so I say no more. The park below the hilltop gave shade below the trees, which many locals took advantage of. Foreigners paying a small amount to walk up the stairs to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

There is a lot going on around and on the wooded hill that hosts this Wat. The area at it foot is a meeting point and place for relaxation, excercise and all manner of things. It is a short walk up the hill - the Phnom - to the attractive pagoda. A choice of staircases. A panorama from the top... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Wat Phnom is a temple which sits on the highest or perhaps the only hill in the city of Phnom Penh and right in the middle of a large roundabout not far from the river front. It is a famous tourist attraction and is easily accessible from anywhere in the city by tuk-tuk, their motorized trishaw. The main entrance to... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

I start by saying I am not a Buddhist. However, I have been to Wat Phnom 3 times now and always find it a most emotional experience. It is beautiful and not particularly well kept. It could be cleaner and tidier. The 'carers' could show a little more care. But to see the believers in peaceful contemplation is very warming.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Nice place to relax and take a break during a hot or busy day in Phnom Penh. The temple is very nice in the park setting. You can also release a bird for one dollar-a neat experience.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This small temple is located up a hill in Phnom Pehn. It's right next to a park - definitely try to find the giant clock on the bottom of the hill. Really cool photo spot. I read that there's "gangster" monkeys around the area but I didn't see any when I went.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Phnom Penh is hot in April, and the Wat Phnom park is one of the cool places to go. There are lots of trees and places to sit. We sampled fresh lotus seeds and visited the temple. There is a good children's playground but no shade there so it's best to visit in the evening or doing cooler months.

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

This small hill, or phnom, at the northern end of Phnom Penh give's Cambodia's capital its name. Legend has it that a Khmer woman Penh was dawdling by the riverbank when she noticed four Buddha images floating by. She grabbed the lot of them and lugged them over to the hill, where a wat was built to house them Today... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Phnom Penh grew up round this pagoda & for this reason if no other it is worth visiting. It is at the other end of the centre of the city from the Royal Pagoda so you see quite a lot on route. Go by tuc-tuc.

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