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Wat Ounalom

Sothearos Boulevard, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+855 23 723 949
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good42%
  • Average25%
  • Poor1%
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“royal palace” (27 reviews)
“nice temple” (10 reviews)
“main hall” (5 reviews)
Sothearos Boulevard, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+855 23 723 949
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

Unlike most temple sites, this one is not crowded. But it is on the quay, and is quite pretty. It is also near the palace compound, so it is fairly close to where you are likely to be. Worth a stop.

Thank davidmoniz
Reviewed 14 May 2016

have a look if you are passing but do not bother seeking it out as nothing too impressive but central so one may be in the area

Thank dorjetravel
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

This was the first Wat we visited in south east Asia, and it definitely set the bar high! Honestly I would say if you done have much time, see this one instead of Wat Phnom. Wat Ounalom is MUCH less crowded, and we weren't asked...More

2  Thank Catherine S
Reviewed 3 May 2016

What a pleasant and awe inspiring surprise the painting on the inside of the Wat are! Wonderful place to visit. The grounds are another example of the relief that can be found in the heart of Phnom Penh from the traffic.

Thank Bruce R
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

This Wat has the most beautiful architecture and colors. When I visited, there was a Buddist class going on with lots of people taking notes. To me this is a must visit and its close to riverside and the palace. The Cambodian monks are very...More

1  Thank Rene K
Reviewed 22 April 2016

It is one of the free wats that my tuktuk driver and I visited on 2.26.2016. We said our prayers, admired the beauty of our surroundings, and took lots of pictures. Saw more buildings toward the back of this attraction, appeared to be occupied and...More

Thank LolaGo1
Reviewed 17 April 2016

We officially started our Phnom Penh tour with this place. The building roof is so beautiful and the interiors look serene. This is for free.

Thank sanghaya
Reviewed 9 April 2016

The title says it all reqally. When we visited, there was a large group of (female) pilgrims who were so friendly and kept offering us cakes and bottles of water. A ceremony complete with monks and chanting was also held. I suppose you could be...More

1  Thank norman s
Reviewed 21 March 2016

A definite temple and pagoda to visit We were fortunate enough when visiting the pogaga inside to get a special blessing from the " Eye brow Budda " which was an amazing experience A definite place if you have time

1  Thank cv4565
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

I was very excited for this as I was told by a local that it was authentic & that if I wanted to see monks in action this would be the place. On my arrival I found it to be dirty, uninspiring, unfriendly and the...More

Thank 961zahrar
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11 March 2017|
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Response from bigvicSydney | Reviewed this property |
Normally around 9-5 I think
17 February 2015|
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Response from travelbug47london | Reviewed this property |
No, you can just walk in from one of the two entrances...