Phnom Penh Cambodia - things to look at round in the City.
Visiting and looking round the Cambodian Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda, plus several Wats and Temples at Phnom Penh.
The Royal Palace is certainly the one place to visit whilst in Phnom Penh - it is open daily from 0800-1100 and from 1400-1700. The entrance fee is fairly expensive at 6USD for adults but this does include use of a still photo camera. Also you do have to be suitably dressed - long shorts seemed to be ok but certainly no sleeveless tops and as usual no shoes can be worn within most of the
Looking round Wat Phnom - Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Wat Phnom is open daily and although there is no entrance fee you are expected to make a donation of one US Dollar if you are a foreigner. The temple is one of the most important sites in Phnom Penh, legend tells that a Cambodian woman called Daun Chi Penh found several Buddha figures washed up along the Mekong. She had the temple built to house these figures.
The temple is built on a 27 metre high hill thus the name Phnom Penh (which means the Hill of Penh). A stairway lined with naga balustrades leads to the temple - the whole area seems to represent many cultures and religions. The
temple is dedicated to Theravada Buddhism however there is also a shrine to the genie Preah Chau (revered by the Vietnamese) plus two Chinese sagas and an eight armed statue of Vishnu. The ashes of King Ponhea Yat are contained within a large white Stupa.
Phnom Penh attractions and things to do including day trips.
- Phnom Penh Cambodia Holiday, Sightseeing and Travel Guides
- Ways of travelling to Phnom Penh i.e. by boat, flights, car or bus, where to stay, restaurants, things to do at Phnom Penh.
- Phnom Penh day trips to Choeung Ek, Ta Phrom and Yeay Peau
- Daytrips from Phnom Penh visiting the beautiful Ta Phrom Temple, Yeay Peau and the Choeung Ek Killing Fields.
- Boat trip on Tonle Sap River, The Bassac and Mekong River at Phnom Penh
- Three rivers meet at Phnom Penh - taking a boat trip a little way onto each to look at various boats, stilt houses and river life.
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