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“Of more symbolic interest than anything else”
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Wat Ounalom
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Derbyshire
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“Of more symbolic interest than anything else”
Reviewed 11 March 2012

Unlike the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, this nearby Wat was ransacked by the Khmer Rouge under Pol Pot so most of what you can see is either new or repaired. It is, however, the headquarters of Cambodian Buddhism and it is easy to find a knowledgeable and English speaking monk or lay helper to tell you its story. They will also unlock a door in the stupa behind the Wat so you can see the altar that sits on top of what is supposed to be an eyelash of the Buddha - the countries greatest religious treasure! No fee but you are encouraged to leave a donation.

Visited March 2012
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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“Masterpiece”
Reviewed 28 February 2012

Actually was more impressed with this the de Royal Palace. Very impressive buildings and temples.

Visited November 2011
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Corlette, Australia
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“Peacefull”
Reviewed 24 February 2012

This is a lovely wat to walk around including the surrounding area as the monks live here. the monks were very friendly and showed us around.

Visited February 2012
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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“Friendly monks and quiet”
Reviewed 19 February 2012

The atmosphere was peacefull in the midst of the busy riverfront. It was a standout.

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Hobart, Australia
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“Another Wat”
Reviewed 10 February 2012

One of many Wats to see. This is the oldest Buddhist foundation in the city dating from circa 1422 and currently home to about 30 monks.

Visited February 2012
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