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Wat Phnom

Street 96 | Norodom Blvd, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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A standard Southeast Asian temple.
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good39%
  • Average37%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“nice temple” (43 reviews)
“big clock” (22 reviews)
“lady penh” (20 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 18:00
Street 96 | Norodom Blvd, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Pleasant but not the most exciting spot. A well-known and well-worn attraction near the American Embassy.

Thank Cambodia2013
Reviewed 2 days ago

This Wat is actually the origins of the capital and the name Phnom Penh. I wouldnt have known that if it wasnt for a small sign that explained the history of the Wat. Its a nice little walk and look around, but nothing major.

Thank PhDWanderer
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very much a place everyone goes to but not for too long. Glad we went and enjoyed walking around it. Really enjoyed the shade offered by the trees too.

Thank crosis
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nothing much to say. Very basic. The founder of phnom pen staue n lord Buddha staues to see. Was mot impressed

Thank Sudha S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here at night as part of Vespa tour. Looked amazing all lit up. Passed it the next day in daylight but didn't have same effect. Go st night

Thank Alison D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not bad, but there are many better things to do if you're on a tight time budget. If you have time to kill, it's worth it. Good views, nice position, don't miss the memorial and dioramas about the story of lady Penh, who found some...More

Thank Adrian S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The history around this place is interesting and it was lovely to walk around. We were told to look for the big clock so did go for a walk around the lower rim. When you are there you need to see this, doesnt take long.

Thank Coleen P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wat Phnom is an obligatory stop when around the city Phnom Penh, after all, the city is named after this temple. It does offer a nice cooling spot especially to those who are doing a walking tour of Phnom Penh at around 10AM to 2PM....More

Thank jsmadrinan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably not the most impressive of the Wats dotting Cambodia. A little interesting for the views- but nothing spectacular. Not too far from river side. So if you have the time and nothing better to do , do a quick tour of Wat Phnom.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Different from 10 year ago , Wat Phnom very fast develop and nicer when I was before. Should not miss when pass by this city .

Thank mutta-prithy
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Helina T
Hi there, What exactly does "...Now it is bad enough that the locals do this but when you see westerners doing it it makes you wonder at their intelligence..." mean???
10 April 2016|
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Response from Sun L | Reviewed this property |
Holly J
Hi, what time in the morning does Way Phnom one in the morning?
5 October 2015|
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Response from Alexis E | Reviewed this property |
I want to say that I read somewhere that it opens at 7:30... when I went, I bought a ticket at a kiosk for 1 usd, but no one collected it. So if no one is at the ticket kiosk, don't assume that the temple is closed or let... More
Is there a dress code? Can I wear shorts and a vest top here or do I need to cover up with long trousers and Tshirt?
14 August 2015|
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Response from puchka | Reviewed this property |
While there is no written dress code, it is preferable to be dressed appropriately in any and all places of worship ... a standard that is followed globally i.e. respecting the sentiments of others