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

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 NEW

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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Cairo, Egypt
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Modest entrance fee and one of the must do activities on any visit to Phnom Penh. Best to go early morning before it gets too hot.

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Aberdeen
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Note the most impressive temple complex but still worth a visit to get views of the city and to enjoy the evening breeze

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South Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Visit for its historical significance in the naming of the city rather than expecting some opulent Wat. For a $ its cheap and a contrast to the palace complex and city below.

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Battambang, Cambodia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The Buddhist Temple Wat Phnom is situated about three kilometers from the Royal Palace. Wat Phnom is a heavily forested circular shaped park in the middle of stereotypical 3rd World urban blight. It’s a spiritual refuge for the city dwellers during the day. Once the sunsets, Wat Phnom switches gears: it changes from a meditative place for worship to a... More

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Melaka, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Paid a dollar and visited Wat Phnom. It is a peaceful place to see the locals praying. You can walk freely along the pathway of the gardens where you will see the locals relaxing, dogs walking around, giant clock and enjoy the lovely trees around there.

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