Temples in Phnom Penh

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The temples in Phnom Penh are some of the most famous attractions in the city. These temples are known for their exemplary architecture and the intricate attention to detail exhibited in their construction. Some of these temples are relatively new while some have stood since the time of the Royal Kingdoms in Cambodia. Here we have listed the various temples you can visit in the city of Phnom Penh.

Here is the list of 7 Temples in Phnom Penh

1. Silver Pagoda

Silver Pagoda

Silver Pagoda is a beautiful temple located next to the Royal Palace in the capital city of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. This temple is known for more than 5000 excellent intricately-decorated silver tiles adorning the floor of the central complex. It is one of the highly recommended attractions to visit in Siem Reap for its cultural value, grandeur and elegant architecture.

Timings: 7:30 AM to 11 AM | 2 PM to 5 PM
Time Required: 2 to 3 hours
Entry Fee: 40458 KHR (10 USD). Extra 10 USD for a guided tour.

2. Wat Phnom

Wat Phnom

Wat Phnom is a large Buddhist temple located on the only hill in the capital city of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It is the tallest religious structure of the town and is quite popular among the locals who come here to pray for good luck and success in their lives. Offering magnificent views of the city and surrounded by a lovely garden, Wat Phnom hill temple is a top attraction of Phnom Penh that shouldn't be missed by tourists travelling in the city.

Timings: 7 AM to 6:30 PM
Time Required: 2 to 3 hours
Entry Fee: 4045 KHR (1 USD)

3. Wat Langka

Wat Langka

Wat Langka is a colourful Buddhist temple located in the heart of the city of Phnom Penh in Cambodia. The temple, which gets its name from an order of monks from Sri Lanka, was initially built to store sacred Buddhist scripts and writings. One of those rare monuments to survive the Khmer Rouge, it is a popular attraction among the tourists visiting Siem Reap for its vibrant architecture and the massive collection of ancient Buddhist holy writings.

Timings: 7 AM to 6:30 PM
Time Required: 1 to 2 hours
Entry Fee: Free

4. Wat Ounalom

Wat Ounalom

Wat Ounalom is a prominent temple located in front of the Tonle Sap River in the capital city of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The pagoda is the headquarters of Cambodian Mohanikay order of Buddhism and is home to the head monk in the country. It is one of the top attractions in Siem Reap for tourists for its central, scenic location next to the river and being the centre of Buddhism in Cambodia.

Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM
Time Required: 2 to 3 hours
Entry Fee: Free

5. Wat Moha Montrey

Wat Moha Montrey

Located on the Sihanouk Boulevard, Wat Moha Montrey is a Buddhist temple built in 1970. The tall 35-metre structure was utilized as a rice and corn storage area. Being one of the most famous temples in the country, the spacious temple is often visited by locals and tourists and has a spectacular architecture with erect pillars, beautiful red doors and intricate golden peripheral designs.

Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM, Daily
Time Required: 1-2 hours
Entry Fee: Free

6. Wat Saravan

Wat Saravan

Wat Saravan is a large temple situated a few minutes away from the National Museum. The temple is embellished with a collection of sculptures, statues, relics, wall and ceiling paintings of Lord Buddha. The old construction inside the Wat blends well with the modern design of the outer compound. Housing the country’s largest library, the place also possesses approximately 3400 manuscripts. The extraordinary Khmer style architecture stands out amidst the modern buildings of the city making the temple easy to locate.

Entry Fee: Free
Time Required: 30 minutes

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7. Wat Botum

Wat Botum

Known as the Temple of Lotus Blossoms, Wat Botum is located close to the Royal Palace and the Wat Botum Park. One of the city’s original wats, this magnificent structure was constructed in the 1400s under King Ponhea Yat’s rule. The ancient Khmer architectural building boasts of several relics, beautiful paintings and a large relic of a Buddha Stupa.

Entry Fee : Free

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