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Address: Wat Bo Road, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Beautiful but neglected by visitors

I visited the temple during rainy season, in July. There was nobody there when I arrived, just before noon. It was so quiet and i enjoyed the silence and the smell of the white... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 October 2016
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Chengdu, China
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531 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What should be a peaceful area right inside the town is under renovation. It is still however a functioning temple and to my mind the amount of litter lying around in the beautiful shady grounds spoils it somewhat. To get inside you need to follow the perimeter wall to find an entrance that isn't being rebuilt. No charge here so... More 

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Siem Reap Province, Cambodia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

The pagoda temple only few minutes walk from our Por Cuisine Siem Reap. Wat Bo is one of Siem Reap town's earlier pagodas, likely founded in the 18th century. (Wat Preah Prom Rath, reputedly Siem Reap's oldest, was founded in the 16th century.) The vihear of Wat Bo (the main temple building) is at least a century old, constructed with... More 

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Western Australia, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

I've visited this temple a few years in a row now and it is always a great visit. The monks are very welcoming, but please be sure to treat them with respect and have some cultural awareness. In my recent visit a tour group came barging into the temple during their afternoon chanting, they didn't remove their shoes and several... More 

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Birzai, Lithuania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I visited the temple during rainy season, in July. There was nobody there when I arrived, just before noon. It was so quiet and i enjoyed the silence and the smell of the white flowers of the trees surrounding the temple. The temple was closed so I only have seen it from outside. It is beautiful but my first thought... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

On 1 October 2016, visited Siem Reap's oldest Buddhist temple - Wat Bo. The old temple was under renovation. Few colourful pagodas. Peaceful quiet place where few families offering prayers to their ancestors. No tourist, just few monks and students visited the temple.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

In the heart of Siem Reap is Wat Bo. It is both a temple and a Buddust teaching area. The grounds are extremely quiet with buildings of various ages. Renovations are presently underway but the area is still very accessible. Some.beautiful buildings all showing signs of age as well as new work under.construction. This would be a popular site for... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

This place feels like it's been forgotten/left off the tourist map in Siem Reap. Quiet with monks quietly going about their lives, we almost felt like we were intruding on this place, but it welcomes visitor to wander the grounds. Lots of interesting areas to see including the row of monk statues and many grave stupas. Lovely calm place -... More 

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Its a place much less haunted by tourists, after reading much about this temple i reached Wat Bo by bi-cycle its a calm and peaceful place surrounded by shady trees and garden, a monastery is situated adjacent to the temple and its also a burial ground, with memorable tombs and pedestal chedis erected over the place around.No one was there... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Visit Wat Bo to see the painted murals - it is worth it. There will be no crowds, there probably will not be anyone at the Wat at all except you. You will be able to take some great photos - it is quite idyllic really.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Wat Bo is situated in Siem Reap itself, east of the river and is a functioning Buddhist temple and monastery built in the 18th century. It is easily accessible by bicycle or tuk-tuk in a few minutes from the main tourist areas. Wat Bo Temple is a worthwhile addition to any Siem Reap itinerary. The painted murals in the temple... More 

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