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Wat Phnom
Boasting a hilltop location overlooking the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, the Buddhist temple of Wat Phnom is one of Cambodia’s most-visited temples. Originally built in 1373, the sanctuary was reconstructed in 1998 and now provides a place for locals to celebrate Khmer festivals and make sacred offerings.
 
The Basics
Wat Phnom is almost always included on the itinerary of half- or full-day Phnom Penh tours, along with stops at the harrowing Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and Killing Fields of Choeung Ek, and the Royal Palace. If you prefer to customize your own sightseeing itinerary, visit Wat Phnom as part of a hop-on hop-off bus tour; you’ll have the freedom to disembark whenever an attraction captures your attention and travel around in air-conditioned comfort.
 
Things to Know Before You
  • During national holidays, the temple can be very crowded.
  • Watch out for the wild monkeys that like to steal food and bottled drinks.
  • Be mindful of your belongings at busy periods.
  • There’s a small admission fee.
 
How to Get There
Wat Phnom’s close proximity to the US Embassy, the French Colonial post office, and Raffles Hotel on Michael Howe Street makes it an ideal starting point for a tour of the city. The easiest way to reach the temple is by taxi or tuk-tuk, or as part of a guided tour.
 
When to Get There
The temple’s elevated position above the sprawling city makes it a great place to watch the sunset. However, bear in mind that sundown is the busiest time of day. If you want to beat the crowds, head to the temple in the early morning.
 
The Legend of Wat Phnom
Local legend says that in 1373, following a flash flood, a wealthy widow named Daun Chi Penh found four bronze Buddha statues inside of a floating tree on the Tonle Sap River. She rallied the nearby residents and had them create an 88-foot (27-meter) mound, and then erected a shrine on top to hold the Buddhas. The hill is said to be the origin of modern Phnom Penh, which translates as Penh's Hill.
Address: Sangkat Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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4-day Highlight Phnom Penh Silk Island Shopping

This trip will bring you general knowledge about Cambodian history and culture through the highlights: magnificent Angkor temples, and Phnom Penh. Furthermore, we will combine it with a beach relaxation trip at the end of the trip for refreshing yourself after a long discovery.
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3-day Highlight of Phnom Penh Cambodia

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2-day Highlight of Phnom Penh Cambodia

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Half-Day Royal Palace National Museum Wat Phnom Private Tour

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Phnom Penh's Past and Present

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Check off Phnom Penh’s essential sights in just a day on this convenient private guided tour. Delve into Cambodia’s regal history at the Royal Palace and Wat Phnom, and discover its Khmer Rouge past at the Independence Monument and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. Savor a restaurant lunch, shop at the Russian Market, ride a “cyclo” rickshaw along the Mekong, and enjoy a sunset cruise. Tour includes door-to-door round-trip transfers.
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