Wat Langka
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Sherpa591575
Phnom Penh, Cambodia147 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Close to the Independence Monument, Wat Langka is one of the oldest wats in the city founded around 1440 which derives its name from Sri Langka where Theravada Buddhism originated. Nice wat to visit & if you are nearby for a few days, you may wish to enquire about meditation sessions.
Lovely potted plants adorn the compound where there are many buildings & ornate monuments. I was able to enter some of the buildings, really quiet, beautiful & restful to investigate, an oasis of peace in a very busy city center. I was here during the rainy season which is cooler & softer sunlight for photography. Generally, very clean & pretty but sadly, almost deserted. I think I was the only visitor.
Written July 23, 2020
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Sidneeman
Sydney, Australia349 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Don’t want to review harshly but unless you have a special interest in Wats etc this is about average. Albeit clean, sacred etc it has nothing spectacular about it for the average tourist so don’t expect much.
I was lucky enough to be there when a large coach arrived conveying about 30 monks.Each carried his “new” three compartment silver coloured meal canister and what looked like an orange duffle bag. Appeared like the new lads arriving for their term.
This added much to the significance of the premises to be reminded off what these you people are committed to and what lays ahead for their immediate life.
Don’t get me wrong, not saying don’t visit, just consider if you need to temper your expectations.
Written June 25, 2022
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Belle0303
Brooklyn, NY257 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Solo
We went on Sunday morning, arrived around 8am to walk around and visit the pagoda. The one hour meditation started at 8:30am on the second floor of the temple. They already had meditation cushions laid out and the head monk spoke to all beginners about how to approach meditation. It was really lovely, highly recommend.

See meditation schedule in photo.
Written March 20, 2016
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Maria S
Canberra, Australia135 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Couples
I have been practicing Vipassana mediation for over 20 years. So it was wonderful to have the opportunity to meditate with the monks at their Budddhist monastery Wat Langka in the centre of Phnom Penh for an hour on two occasions on Thursday from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm.
Cushions to mediate are provided, are set out when you enter the mediation hall. The monks sit at the front of the room and a Head monk oversees the meditation.
On both occasions that I visited I had really deep meditations and felt very grateful that they were opening their special pagoda to the public.
The vibrations in the wat supported meditation as does the Kingdom of Cambodia. If you are feeling a bit frazzled from your travels and need a recharge a peaceful hour spent in silent meditation may just be the thing to rebalance you.
Written January 10, 2015
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Laura A
Toronto, Canada34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015
This beautiful temple is very easy to find and offers free group meditation sessions at certain times--lonely planet has the details, but I went on a Monday night at 6pm. There isn't really any explanation or guidance provided, but it is still very peaceful to sit in silence for an hour in such a beautiful setting with other travellers and locals. Comfy cushions are provided and during the last 15 minutes or so you can hear the monks chanting nearby.Make sure to wear long pants and sleeves--I didn't know this and there was no issue, but I felt bad when I saw the sign about the appropriate attire when I left.
Written February 8, 2015
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paperdavid1
London, England, United Kingdom76 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Solo
What sets this temple apart from others in the city is its open meditation sessions. It's pretty cool to be ushered into a meditation hall by a monk and join in a meditation practice with locals and expats in a 15th century temple.
Written July 2, 2013
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Rene K
Hampton, VA493 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Solo
On Sunday mornings tge host a special meditaltion hour. 8:30am for those interested. It was incredibly peacefull and uplifting. The whole complex is beautiful and still working. Monks allow you to explore and ask questions. This is a must see if you want to explore a wat in the city.
Written April 23, 2016
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Langsta
Phnom Penh, Cambodia10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013
Great meditation session with the locals in a beautiful temple. I went on a Saturday from 6pm - 7pm, I believe they also offer sessions on Monday and Thursday. Great for first timers as they provide you with a leaflet on vipassana and you can ask questions at the end.
Written November 2, 2013
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Yasmin M
41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
Note: there is another review here that posted the meditation schedule.

Me and my family came here primarily for the meditation session. The hour went over quickly, and was easier than I expected. There was a monk that helped first timers, which was nice.

The Wat itself was also quite clean and quiet, even though it is next to a busy street.

5 stars because it's a wonderful Wat and a good place for meditation.
Written July 20, 2016
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Wanderlustaustralia
Sydney, Australia210 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
Wat Langka is a gorgeous (and might I add, clean) pagoda situated close to the Independence Monument in Phnom Penh. The pagoda was used as a storehouse during the Khmer Rouge era and therefore managed to avoid total destruction. It is quiet and peaceful, and the stupas are kept in a great condition. While you are there you can take a walk over to the Independence Monument and the Statue of King Father Norodom Sihanouk.

Entry is free, and you are unlikely to be approached by beggars or sellers, meaning you can take your time to stroll around and take in the history.
Written June 27, 2016
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