Wat Phnom Temple Phnom Penh Cambodia

Wat Phnom is a Buddhist Temple right in the heart of Phnom Penh Cambodia which dates back to 1372. One of the tourist highlights of Phnom Penh, Wat Phnom is a must visit while visiting Phnom Penh.

Wat Phnom Buddist Temple Phnom Penh

Wat Phnom Buddist Temple Phnom Penh

Built on a mound that is 27 meters tall, Wat Phnom is the highest temple in Phnom Penh. There is traffic round about built around the temple. The temple is located about 10 minutes walk from the Mekong River front.

Wat Phnom

Wat Phnom

Inside the main temple alter is a large bronze Buddha statue surrounded by various other statues. This temple has been rebuilt a number of times since it was originally built in 1372. The last time it was rebuilt was in 1926.

The Buddha Statue inside Wat Phnom Temple

The Buddha Statue inside Wat Phnom Temple

The temple does get quite busy with local worshipers as this is the main temple for Phnom Penh. On religious festivals and holidays there temple can be visited by 10’s of thousands of locals each day. The busiest time at the temple is during Khmer New Year which usually falls in April.

Phnom Temple in Phnom Penh Cambodia

Phnom Temple in Phnom Penh Cambodia

There is no entrance fee to visit Wat Phnom.

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Posted in Cambodia, Feature article, Phnom Penh

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