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Reviewed 2 days ago

Not much to say here but the place is quite pretty from afar. We only took a picture outside and went to someplace else

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank farahhumaira
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wat Ounalom is the seat of the Buddhist patriarch of Cambodia and is thought to be the oldest Buddhist foundation in Phnom Penh, parts of it dating back to the 15th century. An old wooden sign at the entrance to the main temple welcomes foreigners...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple is situated in City center. and very near to Royal Palace as well. A beautiful place with many sculptures and paintings.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Prasanna_Ariyadasa
Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

Ounalum is an easy to visit temple due to its location in Phom Penh. Its beautifull, so its recommended to visit. Because of the location on a hill, you'll also have a nice view on the surroundings of the temple.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank VincentR1984
Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

We visited here yesterday as part of a sightseeing tour. We just walk around because it was already closed, but it is beautiful. Many tuktuk drivers pick up their guests here.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank X6595NJdavidg
Reviewed November 9, 2018

Ladies have a dress code... even shawl is not allowed, need to wear T Shirt and Jean/Slacks. Entrance fee a bit costly, not much of a shelter when it rains or when its scorching hot from the sun... a LOT of walking... not advisable to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DYYMS2
Reviewed November 7, 2018

a simple pagoda, nothing special. some areas seem abandones and there are many dogs. there are other more interesting places to visit if you have limited period of time in phnompenh

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed October 12, 2018

Easy enough to find by the riverside. Large temple which is free to enter. Pretty enough to wander around for a short while.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MrsBsTravels
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

I came here in the late afternoon. Because so many tourists inside for praying, I didn't go. Just returned in the gate and walking around for waiting sunset.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank YogaEfendi
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Compared to Wat Phnom, this wat is definitely more worth paying a visit. It is larger and it is better maintained.

Date of experience: August 2018
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March 11, 2017|
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Response from bigvicSydney | Reviewed this property |
Normally around 9-5 I think
February 17, 2015|
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Response from travelbug47london | Reviewed this property |
No, you can just walk in from one of the two entrances...
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Bangkok, Thailand
JBR Royal Palace, Phnom Penh (2 Replies)
Having to do a border run from Thailand I once again made a brief (2N1D) visit to Phnom Penh on October 19th. The main event was a visit to the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda. I flew in and out with Air Asia from Bangkok. The plane arrived in Phnom Penh at 4pm, 20 minutes ahead of schedule. The visa on arrival desk was very busy and I had been sitting at the back of the plane, so I did not get my visa until 20 minutes after landing. The border post counters were also busy and there were...More
October 23, 2013|
Response fromAnnG62|
Lovely report, we have not been to the Palace since 2002, i enjoyed your report and might give it another visit in January.
Sydney, Australia
How to spend a heart beat of time in Phnom Penh (5 Replies)
My DH & I are on an organised tour of Vietnam/Cambodia. Our last stop is Phnom Penh. We arrive on the evening of the 13/5 from Siem Reap by road. Assuming we aren't too tired what do you recommend to do that evening. We are staying at Le Mont Hotel. On the 14/5 we have a full day planned sightseeing(Morning- The Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, national Museum, Wat Ounalom, Central market, Afternoon- Genocide museum, killing fields). Our evening is free. We may just want to chill due to the...More
April 27, 2018|
Response fromJohn D|
Evening cruise on the mekong river from 5 pm till 8.30 pm then visit diamond island ,walk the board walk .walk underground shopping centre between Naga world casino number 1 and Naga world number 2 .watch free entertainment at Naga world number 1 in the hotel lobby .visit Phnom Penh towers on the 25 th floor 360 ° views of Phnom Penh with only a 1 metre high glass wall surrounding the sky bar open until midnight .best times 5.30 pm watch the sun set over Phnom Penh city ,plus a 1001 other...More
Osoyoos, Canada
Three days in Phnom Penh (113 Replies)
I loved Phnom Penh. The city is noisy and hectic but so vibrant. We have thoroughly enjoyed our three days and look forward to returning in a week or so. I apologize now for the length and fully understand anyone who wants to stop reading now...lol Day 1 Arrived by Mekong Express...after a seven hour journey. Was not a particularly pleasant bus ride...my window was cracked badly and stuck together with plastic covering and duct tape so we were unable to see out. Bus guide was rude and...More
January 24, 2013|
Response fromAnnG62|
Sam the man is simply the best, so pleased you found him so nice, we just love him! As do many visitors and ex pats. Great report, I too love daughters of Cambodia and stock up with gifts!