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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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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
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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
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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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Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed visiting this temple. Although it's not huge, there was lots to look at that was interesting to a tourist like myself. I would definately recommend stopping by, especially as it's so close to the waterfront and the Royal Palace. It's also free to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

...near the Royal Palace and the tourist area along Sisowath Quay. Glad I came. Temple is well maintained and has some interesting objects, especially the huge mandala. I also liked the bull and elephant statues. Tuk tuk touts out front are annoying.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

If you like temples, this is one of the better choices. I personally got a tuk-tuk for the day and visited several temples around Phnom Phen.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

We dropped into see Wat Ounalom as it’s located basically very close to the Royal Palace which we had just visited. It’s the headquarters for Cambodian Buddhism. It’s here that the top monk resides. In its earlier days it was used as a library for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from bigvicSydney | Reviewed this property |
Normally around 9-5 I think
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No, you can just walk in from one of the two entrances...
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Travel Forum Posts
the_goodsoil_family
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.
julieo63
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
ClaudiaWood52
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!