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Wat Ounalom

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Apart from Wat Phnom, which is situated atop an artificial hill, Wat Ounalom is the Cambodian capital’s most conspicuous temple and arguably the most attractive.

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The front of the wat overlooks the Tonle Sap riverside promenade and is a short walk north of the Royal Palace and the National Museum. The north side looks across Street 154 to Kandal Market while the temple’s rear entrance on Street 13 street aligns with Street 172, Phnom Penh’s budding Pub Street. Such a central location is hard to miss.

There is plenty going on. Photo taken in or around Wat Ounalom, Phnom Penh, Cambodia by Stuart McDonald.

There is plenty going on. Photo: Stuart McDonald

Wat Phnom may be more iconic for tourists but Ounalom is the most prestigious temple for Khmers and considered the centre of Cambodian Buddhism. As well as an important teaching and administrative centre, it’s also an attractive spot for a stroll in a ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 300 words.)


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