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Address: Street 96 | Norodom Blvd, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Description: A standard Southeast Asian temple.
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Wat Phnom

Beware of the monkeys. Undergoing a face lift which detracted from the experience. The history behind the temple is interesting.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

One of the nicest temples in Angkor. You may have seen many photos of this place, but still, when you experience the reality, you are so impressed!! Very easy to visit, including every "hidden" corner. Must see, absolutely!!

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

It was built in 1373, and stands 27 metres (88.5 ft) above the ground. It is the tallest religious structure in the city. The pagoda was given the name of Wat Preah Chedey Borapaut. Wat Phnom is the charming central point of Phnom Penh.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Beware of the monkeys. Undergoing a face lift which detracted from the experience. The history behind the temple is interesting.

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Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The wat is a beautiful place from history. The Khmer people are very gracious and friendly. The crackdown on monkeys in the park make it a lot less stressful for tourists.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Compared to the rest of Phnom Penh, I found this a veritable green oasis and calm from the hustle and bustle of the city. Climbed up during evening time, and I thought that it was quite nice (Even with people hanging around at the foot of the Wat collecting USD$1). I like how it is different from the rest of... More 

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Nilma North, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This was an amazing feat of architecture but I was disappointed as there were a lot of construction work all around the temple that spoilt the view! The flower clock was great but could have been more colorful.

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Vancouver, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Abolutely nothing up there. Just another way to collect a $1 from tourists. Would suggest a "pass" on this Wat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Don't try to climb the steps if you are not fit, take the winding path up to the temple. Beautiful inside, you can see people offering prayers and the smell of incense drifting throughout the area is wonderful. Make sure you take plenty of water on the long climb.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We went to Wat Phnom on a very hot 42 deg day bit hard to get motivated to walk up the stairs, It cost around $1 to get into the temple it was very beautiful inside. Around the area it is very busy but well worth a look

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

It's a great place to visit during the day just don't go there at night. It feels unsafe for travelers.

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Address: Street 96 | Norodom Blvd, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Phnom Penh

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