The origin of the Ounalom Pagoda can be traced to as far back as the 15th Century. Today, it is the head quarter of the Cambodian Buddhist patriarchate and it houses the residence of the Chief Monk.Wat Phnom is a standard Southeast Asian wat, with a bell-shaped chedi and Naga snakes decorating the corners of the roof.Inside are bright modern murals that just about glow in the dark, depicting the lives of the Buddha and other stories.
Visit Wat Ounalom
Explore Wat Phnom Temple
Wat Ounalom is the most important Wat of Phnom Penh, and the center of Cambodian Buddhism. It is north from the National Museum of Arts (two streets from the Royal Palace). Wat Ounalom was built in 1443 to keep a hair of the Buddha. Before the Khmer Rouge emptied Phnom Penh in 1975, more than 500 monks used to live at the Wat. Continue to visit the Wat Phnom Temple, Phnom Penh’s namesake, from where you can enjoy views over the tree-lined avenues of Phnom Penh
- English Speaking Guide
- A/C vehicle, cold water/towel
- Entrance fees
What's Not Included
- Travel insurance
- Extra food and beverages
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