Wat Ounalom
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Phillip S
14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
I lived in Phnom Penh 2002-2017 and taught English informally at the dormitories. House 7 was renovated but House 45 was a colonial relic. This Wat covers a city block. The monks and students are friendly and will show you around. They may even invite you to lunch. "Ounalom" is a hair of Buddha relic in a stupa on the grounds.
Written February 2, 2020
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Todd R
New York City, NY21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
This is a very interesting Temple. It is one of the original monasteries in Phnom Penh and built in 1422. It is a location where Buddhist Monks receive their training. The buildings are interesting to look and is definitely worth walking through. It will take you between 30-60 minutes to see the whole place (depending on in the Temple is open)
Written February 3, 2023
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Ellemay 🍹🐠🐳
Sydney, Australia47,396 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
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 the Buddhist institute. Unfortunately the library was destroyed with other buildings in the Khmer Rouge regime.
Written August 25, 2018
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John F
Newark-on-Trent, UK653 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Couples
A large Wat in the town centre. We wondered through as a short cut from our hotel towards the centre and found it enchanting. It is a working, worshiping and living area for the monks who you'll meet there. There are temples and stupas and things going on. There is no entrance fee and the gates seem to be open throughout the day.
Written April 13, 2015
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Jickky
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia233 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2013 • Friends
This temple near to sisowath quay, in between royal palace & phnom penh night market. Can pay a visit since this temple been destroyed during khmer rouge but has been restored. No entrance fees & very quiet place, not much of visitors during my visit.
Written March 20, 2013
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JJHDerbyshire
Derbyshire406 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2012 • Couples
Unlike the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, this nearby Wat was ransacked by the Khmer Rouge under Pol Pot so most of what you can see is either new or repaired. It is, however, the headquarters of Cambodian Buddhism and it is easy to find a knowledgeable and English speaking monk or lay helper to tell you its story. They will also unlock a door in the stupa behind the Wat so you can see the altar that sits on top of what is supposed to be an eyelash of the Buddha - the countries greatest religious treasure! No fee but you are encouraged to leave a donation.
Written March 11, 2012
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KPR777
Raleigh, NC634 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
While there are many fantastic wats to explore in Phnom Penh, Wat Ounalom is one of the most colorful and impressive. From the amazing entrance gate, to the huge gong nearby, to the many ornate stupas on the property, to the temple itself, this wat is one not to miss when in Phnom Penh.
Written December 28, 2019
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Jacintha S
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
In case you're in this specific region, Wat Ounalom may be worth a trip. Beautiful pristine temple to walk about out of the scorching sun.
Written September 18, 2019
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Eve
19 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
I passed by this pagoda on our way to other tourist places in Phnom Penh. It was interesting enough to visit.
Written August 11, 2019
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DYYMS2
Singapore, Singapore9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 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 those who can't walk much
Written November 9, 2018
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