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Wat Phnom

Street 96 | Norodom Blvd, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Ranked #22 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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Nice walk up and around. Loved the huge clock and the story behind. Worth an visit if you are in the area

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Wat Phnom isn't anything special, but if you've got some free time to go for a walk then go and have a look. It is a pretty temple and quite a nice walk up to the top but be careful where you enter because as a foreigner they will try to charge you. Take the camera, take some photos, just... More

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Wat Phnom is a great historical site to visit. Make sure to walk ALL the way around it. On the back side is a nice little park with benches in the shade you can sit on and a huge clock on the hillside (good photo op). My friend and I got dropped off the the back side of the Wat... More

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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I came here twice in two days, this place with precision is about 30 minutes walk away from the Royal Palace, it is theoretically possible to reach it by walking but in practice it would be wise to rent a ride with a tuk tuk just for USD 3. I think this is one of the most beautiful temples in... More

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Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This was the first place we visited in Phnom Penh, a short tuk-tuk ride from our hotel. A short climb up the hill via the grand eastern gates (the one decorated with mythical lions and snakes), payment of a small fee, and we were in. It's not the grandest Buddhist temple in Asia but that's not its aim. The main... More

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Seoul, South Korea
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Not impressed, not well maintained and honestly not pretty. Don't go out of your way to see it and don't feel bad if you miss it while traveling Phnom Penh.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I rated Wat Phnom as very good because it is so easy to see, and it is truly a landmark of Phnom Penh for tourist and residents alike. Going to visit Wat Phnom will take no time out of your day; you can spend 15 minutes or an hour; it is free; and you can make a blessing or pray... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Was a gorgeous temple, but nothing special. Don't go out of your way to see it, there are other more beautiful things to see in PP.

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Warsaw, Poland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

only hill in flat Phnom Penh, but not much else - view is not great, I couldn't enter the pagoda (locals only), and in addition foreigners need to pay for the ticket

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I really can't understand the exhortations of visiting this place. Besides the historical significance and the fairly amusing legend this is a rather dull place. The main stupa is poorly maintained with a withering facade and crooked rods sticking out of it. What I could see there wasn't any information whatsoever and the clock was just a bunch of metal... More

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