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Category: Religion, Local time: 02:32:32, Address: Sangkat Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Tel.: +855 23 216 666

Wat Phnom is a temple in Cambodia . It is located in the northern part of the capital city Phnom-Penh , near the bank of the river Tonlesap.

About Wat Phnom

The temple has a strong connection with establishment of the capital city of Cambodia. The current name of the city Phnom-Penh in native language means literally the hill of Ms. Penh. According to a legend, a woman named Penh found a lot of little statues of Buddha in the river, and established the first settlement. She had the Wat Phnom temple built on the nearby hill to celebrate the Buddha statues found in the river. It is widely believed that the Wat Phnom temple was built in 1373. It is the largest religious building in the capital city Phnom-Penh . A lot of other smaller chapels were built in the vicinity of the Wat Phnom during the last centuries.

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GPS: 11.5761, 104.9232
Altitude: 23 m
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Last update: Oct 19, 2012 7:23:48 PM

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