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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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As temples of Southeast Asia go, Wat Phnom is rather unimpressive. Must have interesting religious and cultural signifigance for local people, but offers little to tourists. The... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

As temples of Southeast Asia go, Wat Phnom is rather unimpressive. Must have interesting religious and cultural signifigance for local people, but offers little to tourists. The wat sits on a small hill, surrounded by nice trees, but is encircled by a busy and noisy traffic round-about. Populated with ladies of the evening at night. The most interesting thing about... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Wat Phnom is a nice place to go for a stroll after visiting places in the city. It's next to the departures of ferries and buses. It is situated in a lovely park where there are quite a few local couples and families strolling around. The temple at the top of the hill is a lovely sight to enjoy the... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

$1 gets you a ticket to the "Watt Phnom Resort" with the dollar contributing to the maintenance of the "resort." I suspect the word intended was "complex" but resort makes sense in one sense: after seeing everything else of cultural or historical importance in Phnom Penh, if you still have time on your hands, you could go here as a... More 

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Bolton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

there are some amazing views but most are blocked with trees, construction - there are some lovely statues and such around the bottom - you should be able to do this is an hour, but you may want to take two and people watch

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Also called as Temple of the Mountains or Mountain Pagoda is the tallest religious structure in the city of Phnom Penh. As a temple, it is simple but great location with easy access to tourists and worshippers. There is a fee though for US$1 if you are foreign national.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Disappointing that such an important piece of history, which after all gave the city its name, was so run down and dirty. Costs a dollar to enter and I wonder if the money goes into the pockets of the officials (no ticket issued) or to the facility - I suspect the former

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Aurora, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

There are many more well taken care of and less commercial Wats in the area. Take extra time and enjoy the Palace more.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

the is the landmark of PhanomPenh. it stand in the middle of city and you can found a big clock in this.

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Nagoya, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Probably one of the best Wats to see in central Phnom Penh if you're in the area. Worth an hour of your time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Great architecture and design of the temple. Got to see people carrying out their prayer sessions at the time we went. There were some constructions going on though, tainting the view a little.

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