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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were walking around Sisowath Quay and decided to stop in for a short visit. It was extremely hot and humid outside so we didn’t stay for very long. Plus, the main temple seemed to be locked. It was okay because the wat was nicely...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in this area Wat Ounalom is worth a visit. Lovely clean temple to stroll around out of the hot sun.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jimbobshere
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

another nice and bright temple in the city. if u have time and like temples, u must stop here for few minutes and see it, its free of cost to enter

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank 435jalali
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wat Ounalom is reputedly the oldest of the five pagodas that have been founded during Phnom Penh’s first era as a capital in the early 15th century. Wat Ounalom is the centre of Cambodian Buddhism and serves as the abode of the Patriarch of the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mugunthan2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a very nice place to visit. cambodian culture at its best. must be visited once. no need to repeat. free entry.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank StarTraveller25
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The temple is in the city center, close to all other attractions, so you may consider visiting - the temple outside is quite interesting, with many sculptures and other interesting sights. Unfortunately, the main temple is not very exciting inside - there are some Buddha...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank leuveen
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 January 9, 2019

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
1  Thank David B
Reviewed January 7, 2019

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
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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!