Phnom Yat

Phnom Yat, Pailin: Address, Phone Number, Phnom Yat Reviews: 4.5/5

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Savon V
Siem Reap, Cambodia93 contributions
Good place for praying
Sep 2019 • Family
Phnom Yat is a good place for Cambodian people praying. Everyone went there for praying for happiness.
Written 12 October 2019
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SokhethitKao
Siem Reap Province, Cambodia8 contributions
Great Place
Sep 2019 • Couples
People should come to see this place as you will learn a part of Cambodian Culture and so much more....
Written 2 September 2019
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Laurel_Jans
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar159 contributions
Beautiful temple with great views
Jun 2019 • Friends
Phnom Yat is a gorgeous mountain top temple with incredible views. Its worth a hike up to the top if you are in Pailin. You get gorgeous views of the surrounding countryside. Its a bit of a steep hike up the steps with no handrails to get to the temple, however, you can drive straight up to the top in a car as well.
Written 30 June 2019
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Sunhong Heang
Phnom Penh, Cambodia128 contributions
Nice Religious Sight !
Apr 2019 • Friends
This is the iconic place in Pailin province. Local people and most Cambodians think this is the holy place. They would stop to pray and offer some gift for the holy mother “Yat”. Not really tidy and clean though. Good to learn about Khmer people beliefs though.
Written 20 May 2019
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gingermeg7
Siem Reap, Cambodia207 contributions
Khmer cultural insights
Dec 2018 • Couples
This is worth the views, insights rich in Khmer cultural will leave you wanting to know more. Good for families as well.
Written 6 December 2018
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William C
Cape Coral, FL70 contributions
A Little Seedy But Interesting
Jul 2017 • Couples
This temple on a steep hill right in town is apparently a popular pilgrimage site for Cambodian Buddhists wanting to "make a fresh start", so to speak. It is very colorful and they're adding monuments to the older pagodas. The most startling display, in my opinion, is the "Hell display" which has life-size demons exacting punishments on various human figures depending on what crimes they had committed in their lives. It is very realistic and disturbing............especially the display of the vultures eating the liver (and I presume the heart next) of a dying old man. Not surprisingly, this isn't a particularly pleasant spot for a family picnic. There is also a TALL standing Buddha figure on the grounds. I was kind of put off by the amount of trash strewn about but Wat Phnom Yat is worth a visit. The views of the surrounding valley and mountains are wonderful.
Written 14 July 2017
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Savon V
Siem Reap, Cambodia93 contributions
Very nice place
Apr 2017
Phnom Yat very nice view when you arrived on the top. Green and fresh air, big Buddha and Yay Yat very great place for Cambodian prayers.
Written 15 April 2017
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sinsopharith
Phnom Penh, Cambodia1 contribution
Phnom Yat has its own history!
Apr 2016 • Solo
It's the most misleading to claim that the Burmese had significant influence over Cambodia. Historically, Cambodian once attacked Burmese. After its decline in late 15th century - the Great Khmer Empire - as the result of drought, demographic changes and malaria and so forth, the Siem (today Thailand) emerged and sacked Angkor of Cambodia, including our cities in today Phnom Penh. Pailin was then controlled by the Siem for the period of time and the Burmese were just workers for the Siemese soldiers until the French Protectorate chased out Siemese solders in late 19th century. Additionally, you can also find Burmese late 19th inscription at some part of Angkor Wat of Cambodia. The study suggests those inscription were written by Burmese Buddhist monks who paid their tribute and respect to Angkor Wat.
Written 4 March 2017
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Kimsiek
Siem Reap, Cambodia175 contributions
A mountain of Grandma Yat
Jan 2017 • Family
Phnom Yat, in Khmer Mountain of Grandmother Yat, is the most famous mountain in Pailin as it's believed that there is a big germ stones under the mountain. Going there, you will see Grandma Yat Statue that lots of Cambodian always go to pray for their peace, good luck in life,... as they believe that the spirit of Grandma Yat will look well after them. My wife really loved this place.

When you go up to the hill, you will see one beautiful pagoda with lots of tales/stories related to Cambodian belief and region. And at the back of the mountain, there is place where you can see sunset. Lots of local people spend their evening with friends seeing sunset and enjoying some meal and drink. I would like to recommend this place to everyone as you will learn more history of Cambodia.
Written 2 February 2017
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Jamestankee H
Singapore, Singapore162 contributions
A great view of Pailin town
Jul 2016 • Couples
It's located in town and makes for a good evening stroll up to the hilltop for a great sunset of Pailin town . There are numerous temples and monastery at the summit and at the foothill one can enjoy a fresh coconut juice at the vendors selling their food and drinks .
Written 1 January 2017
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