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Wat Phnom

Street 96 | Norodom Blvd, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Ranked #21 of 45 attractions in Phnom Penh
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

In my opinion Wat Phnom is a must see in Phnom Penh. It is a place where you can find peace and meditate (if the tourists don't walk over you) Khmer people were preparing to celebrate the new Year and the Buddha was covered in flowers and a beautifull sight.

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Yucaipa, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you have access to the internet, looking up Wat Phnom as you stroll through the grounds will help fill in background information. For $1, you don't get signs. The grounds are lovely. The little shrine to Daun Penh, the legendary widow for whom Phnom Penh is named, is located between the temple and the stupa. That was fun to... More

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

If Some one who have came in cambodia is really wanna be there. However, although all people visit the best interesting it. Over there has grass blue tree and monkey.

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Bonn, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Not very interesting. Take care of nap! If you come very early or after 5 o' clock you dont have to pay entrance fee.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

A bit of a climb up the steps to the top on a very hot day. But it was interesting to see so much gold in a place of worship. Was told to take my hat off as I had forgot and remember to take off your shoes whenever you enter a temple. Maybe not worth a visit if you... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Again at this temple I had a guide which is useful as you are able to find more about the place rather than just wandering around. This is at the exact centre of Phnom Penh and many people travel here to make wishes for a variety of thins - lottery numbers, good health, luck etc. If their wish comes true... More

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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This temple was a steep drive up the hill but is very nice inside. There isn't much at the top other then the temple. You can do the entire thing in less than 30 minutes.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Spend an hour or so visiting this, after all, the city is named after this. It is a small buddhist temple on a hillock (artificial) but there is a fee to visit it. What surprised me was offerings of meat and eggs in a shrine on one side of it.

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Cologne, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

You have to pay - as a tourist - a small entrance fee and then you can explore the foundation place of Phnom Penh.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

A place to look at Asian historical temple built in 1372, located on hilltop. A perfect place for mediation and relaxation.

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