Wat Phnom

Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Cycorp
Jakarta, Indonesia167 contributions
Oct 2021
Spiritual, serene place, come for the history and tradition, leave with your soul happy and body feeling as light as a feather. Many others also come here for having numerous wishes granted (and then some).

Cons: There is always a bit of capitalism around spiritual places... =|
Written November 27, 2021
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Soria
Phnom Penh, Cambodia1 contribution
Jul 2020
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Written August 5, 2020
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Beatriz Sons 💋
Sao Paulo, SP909 contributions
Jul 2020 • Solo
It was nice temple 🕍 🙏 pay respect nice to walk around but to my surprise there a snake 🐍 😮 on my way back down so extra Little be observant of your surroundings.theres also a lot local during Sunday so lots of people's vendors.i like the bad luck prayer they perform at pagoda for $5 haha 😂 at the entrance you pay $1 that's all bring reil bcuz of the essence candle 🕯️ is like a few reil Cambodian money not dollars $1 is big for this they said.but the paper pray something they burned is $5 then they're prayer 🛐 for bad luck and all others spiritual.
Written July 29, 2020
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Sherpa591575
Phnom Penh, Cambodia147 contributions
Feb 2020
Wat Phnom, situated where street 47 meets street 92, a hill of some 27 meters with origins going back to the 1300’s. Much can be written about its history so I will condense it to saying that it derives its name from a Lady Penh & in 1434 King Ponhea Yat established a city around the hill giving it the name Phnom Don Penh later to become Phnom Penh & a large stupa was built at the top of the hill to store his families remains.
Although situated on what has become a very busy roundabout with a large volume of traffic it is surprisingly quiet & peaceful. You can climb the stairs & visit the main room with its many ornate images, painted ceiling & wall panels & make merit should you so wish. You can walk around the Stupa & of course take photographs. Going back down the steps I can recommend visiting the nicely manicured gardens where I like to relax & try to imagine what it was like some 600 years ago, without doubt, very different to the roads nowadays completely surrounding the original hill. I suspect that it would have been quieter back then but even now with all the traffic it remains a surprisingly peaceful setting.
A special note: Please be extra careful crossing the busy roads that surround Wat Phnom & be aware too that there is a fee of $1 levied on all foreign adult visitors.
Written July 25, 2020
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GreenFong
Massachusetts45 contributions
Mar 2020
I visited because it was close to the hostel we stayed at but it was a really great surprise really historical importance to the city
Written June 5, 2020
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TheHumbleTravellers
Greater Noida, India615 contributions
Dec 2019
It was built in 1373, and stands 27 meters above the ground. It is the tallest religious structure in the city.

Said to be built by a lady who came from Angkor areas with help of few others and with that city Phnom Penh came into existence.

It has lot of significance for local community and is known to be center point of city.

Must visit if in town as the story is unique so it deserves a visit
Written May 24, 2020
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Fayeh
Mauston, WI28 contributions
Apr 2020
It was an enjoyable relaxing place to spend an afternoon. The temple is quiet small but the gardens surrounding it ar very nice. Worth a visit if youre in Phnom Penh.
Written April 30, 2020
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Joel K
Vancouver, Canada3,033 contributions
Nov 2019
The temple is quite a climb up to the highest point in PP at 89 meters. But the grounds and buildings are beautiful. The view is pretty much blocked by huge trees surrounding the Wat.
Written April 18, 2020
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Storm Travelo
Aberdeen, UK5 contributions
Apr 2020 • Couples
Loved it and got t all to ourselves the flowers were just lovely and the naga snake was very cool worth stopping by
Written April 16, 2020
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Kenneth W
Oak Park, IL54 contributions
Feb 2020
This is traditionally where the city of Phnom Penh was founded. The temple here is not the oldest one can see, but it is rich with murals, some of the best I have seen. One can see rituals outside on the patio around the temple. The setting is beautiful, though a high spot there is not much to view due to the trees surrounding the grounds.
Written April 12, 2020
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