Wat Ounalom
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Tommas H
Wilmington, DE4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Great place to experience and learn the Buddhism and meet some monks who are staying there for their education.
Written 20 April 2023
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Jazy M
London, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Oldest Buddhist temple in Phnom Penh. It is worth visit exploring all buildings where buddhist monks are staying.
Written 13 March 2023
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Todd R
New York City, NY31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
This is a very interesting Temple. It is one of the original monasteries in Phnom Penh and built in 1422. It is a location where Buddhist Monks receive their training. The buildings are interesting to look and is definitely worth walking through. It will take you between 30-60 minutes to see the whole place (depending on in the Temple is open)
Written 3 February 2023
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Hong Kong, China5,705 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
…but the ones here seemed semi-domesticated at least, probably kept as pets by the monks? Anyway, other than this is a lovely temple complex with stunning stupas, buildings and statues wherever you look. Well worth visiting and easy to find.
Written 25 January 2023
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Jame
Washington DC, DC3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We had a short time visiting this place in the afternoon. This place was so great for buddhist monks.
Written 22 June 2022
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Reza Sattarzadeh
Muscat, Oman2,553 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Solo
Phnom Penh is full of Buddhist temples throughout the city and Wat Ounalom is one of the biggest in the city centre. The interior of the temple is accessible only at certain hours of the day but the area is worth a visit. It's full of colour.
Written 22 June 2022
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Sherpa591575
Phnom Penh, Cambodia147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Wat Ounalom, one of the five original Pagodas in Phnom Penh, dating back to the early 1400’s. Nowadays, the HQ for Cambodian Buddhism where monks receive their training. The Khmer Rouge Regime, 1975/79, attempted to destroy everything Buddhist & murdered the patriarch, Huot Tat, but with dedication much that was damaged has been restored. I want to say that, with so much history in this place, my presentation here is but an overview which I hope will whet the appetite, for in-depth research, for those who wish to learn more about Wat Ounalom’s 600 years existence.
My images cover a rather diverse selection from old structures & monuments to a contemporary gong styled dish with names & flags of the ASEAN nations: My personal favourite however, is the chariot & horses…
As I leave, I can see the statue of two warriors across the street, on Sisowath Quay, where I will turn left for the pleasant walk along the riverfront.
Written 20 August 2020
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Gerbra_10
Uxbridge, UK2,150 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
This temple is on a road divide near to the river, so set back from the river road. There is no entry fee or even organised entrance you just wander in. There are a few pagodas and a gold temple. It is not huge but a nice little wander. There are stray dogs and cats around the place. Similar to the Palace there is also restoration work going on too. Other than what we read in the tour guide we did not learn anything from the visit but it was pleasant.
Written 27 February 2020
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thehighroad
Los Angeles83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We visited about 8:30am before all the tour buses and tourists arrived. It was beautiful and calm and we enjoyed walking around. Our timing was great for not having to deal with crowds and noise, but there weren't a whole lot of signs of life at the time. We saw a couple of monks wandering around, but otherwise there didn't seem to be much going on. I suspect had we gone earlier or later, more people (not tourists) would have been about.
Written 11 February 2020
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Phillip S
14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
I lived in Phnom Penh 2002-2017 and taught English informally at the dormitories. House 7 was renovated but House 45 was a colonial relic. This Wat covers a city block. The monks and students are friendly and will show you around. They may even invite you to lunch. "Ounalom" is a hair of Buddha relic in a stupa on the grounds.
Written 2 February 2020
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