Wat Bo Temple

Wat Bo Temple, Siem Reap

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ITomm
Edithvale, Australia72 contributions
A Working Monastery with Highlights
Mar 2020
Wat Bo is North East from the Old Market, across the river. It is a bit dusty (as are most of the Monastery's in Siem Reap). GPS 13,21' 23.29631 103 51'41.0191 There were two or three main tourist highlights very worth browsing. The first is that this monastery has an area where temple reliefs, Buddha statues and ornaments are made (or practised to be made). You can watch wooden statues being carved or see plaster templates of architraves and columns. A second attraction is the "Path of Buddhas" - a long outside corridor of Buddha statues. A third is the cemetery area. Another area worth looking at was the Temple building - which at the time was being renovated - but care must be taken as the floor tiles can be easily cracked. Too, there are toilets available. Remember, as usual, that entering any buildings means shoes and hats off.
Written March 22, 2020
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Ray B
Cairns Region, Australia84 contributions
A must do in Damnak
Dec 2019
I went for a bike right with my daughters here and I am glad I did. A contemporary temple but very peaceful with beautiful architecture and gardens.
Written March 11, 2020
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Dan M
Tel Aviv, Israel14,382 contributions
Not an archeological Khmer Temple, but a modern one
Nov 2018
If you are at Siam Reap for more than 2 day's I'd recommend to visit this Temple.
We were at Siam Reap for 5 days so we decided to insert a break between visiting the tens of amazing old Khmer Temples.
Just to catch another aspect of Siam Reap and the actual living city.
So we visited this one, Wat Bo, and also Wat Preah Prom Rath or Wat Dam Nak (which will be reviewed here as well).

We did like it a lot, and as there were no tourists at all, it was even better, the atmosphere was quiet, serene, relaxing, no hustle bustle from hundred of tourists, no pushing, none stepping in front of my camera...
Yes, kind of an island of peace and a relaxing break walking slowly near the monks.
We were even lucky to listen to a rehearsal of a traditional band playing Cambodian music.

I have attached many pictures trying to give you an impression of what is awaiting you in this Temple, and if you like what you see, but more important, if you have the time ...
Written October 21, 2019
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theinnerpath
Ponta Delgada, Portugal16 contributions
This is a memorable site.
May 2019
Do your self a favor and visit this sacred site it carries the vibration of those who perished and placed in their own killing fields for Buddhist monks. Immediately you will find yourself transported into a blissful state. Love wins.
Written August 6, 2019
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Cunobelinus83
85 contributions
Would have been nice.......
Feb 2019 • Solo
Wat Bo would have been nice......if I'd been able to look around it properly! As it happened, I was prevented from looking around too much by several aggressive feral dogs roaming the grounds. Just be careful if you visit.
Written May 14, 2019
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Muguncjb
Chennai (Madras), India1,050 contributions
Buddha temple
Jan 2019 • Solo
Approached Wat Bo Temple from Wat Bo road. While nearing saw some construction activities and unable find the main temple until getting closer. Then found the temple. Buddha main statue was inside along with stupas and ancient murals and articles.

This is one of the towns oldest temples and has a collection of well-preserved wall paintings from the late 19th century depicting the Reamker, Cambodia’s interpretation of the Ramayana.

Saw a monk inside. Also saw several small tables arranged for a feast or regular eating on one side of the temple. Outside the temple was a big metallic bell. I visited around 9:30AM and there were only a very few visitors. At 10 minute walking distance from here is the Wat Preah Prom Rath temple.
Written January 19, 2019
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Panamajoe2017
Sechelt, Canada319 contributions
Okay
Jan 2019 • Solo
Yes, the front gate of this complex is shut tight but there are many other entrances to use. Lots of construction still ongoing and part of the complex looks like a rubbish tip. Many of the buildings are covered with scaffolding and some of the many dogs can be aggressive. That said, relatively few tourists and a quiet place to sit and listen to the monks chant.
Written January 14, 2019
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David S
Guildford, UK37 contributions
Wat Bo Temple
Jul 2018
Lovely temple and grounds - probably my favourite inside the main city area of Siem Reap. From terracotta monk statues to a pagoda grave yard which is quite something! It was supposed to be close when we went but just walked in through a large hole in the wall at the back with out realising! The monks inside were really lovely and welcoming. Lots to look at we spend about an hour and a half here
Written July 11, 2018
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Mary P
Chicago, IL302 contributions
walked in, despite construction
Jun 2018 • Couples
We weren't aware that this temple was supposed to be closed. We walked in a side entrance and showed ourselves around the grounds. No one seemed to care. It was interesting to look at the buildings and construction process. We didn't try to go in any buildings; some of the monks were praying in one and lots of workers were in another.
Written July 10, 2018
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chloe w
Singapore, Singapore124 contributions
Currently close for renovation
May 2018
But the surrounding etc area worth a walk especially if ur tuk tuk driver agree to 6 usd half a day city tour😏 or else for those too tired soul(the rest of us tired for dealing with tuk tuk driver) use the passapp. Their uber who i enjoy pass fixed lower price then tuk tuk
Written May 12, 2018
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