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Wat Ounalom is reputedly the oldest of the five pagodas that have been founded during Phnom Penh’s first era as a capital in the early 15th century. Wat Ounalom is the centre of Cambodian Buddhism and serves as the abode of the Patriarch of the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mugunthan2015
Reviewed yesterday

a very nice place to visit. cambodian culture at its best. must be visited once. no need to repeat. free entry.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank StarTraveller25
Reviewed 2 days ago

The temple is in the city center, close to all other attractions, so you may consider visiting - the temple outside is quite interesting, with many sculptures and other interesting sights. Unfortunately, the main temple is not very exciting inside - there are some Buddha...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank leuveen
Reviewed 5 days ago

Not much to say here but the place is quite pretty from afar. We only took a picture outside and went to someplace else

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank farahhumaira
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wat Ounalom is the seat of the Buddhist patriarch of Cambodia and is thought to be the oldest Buddhist foundation in Phnom Penh, parts of it dating back to the 15th century. An old wooden sign at the entrance to the main temple welcomes foreigners...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple is situated in City center. and very near to Royal Palace as well. A beautiful place with many sculptures and paintings.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Prasanna_Ariyadasa
Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

Ounalum is an easy to visit temple due to its location in Phom Penh. Its beautifull, so its recommended to visit. Because of the location on a hill, you'll also have a nice view on the surroundings of the temple.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank VincentR1984
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

We visited here yesterday as part of a sightseeing tour. We just walk around because it was already closed, but it is beautiful. Many tuktuk drivers pick up their guests here.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank X6595NJdavidg
Reviewed 9 November 2018

Ladies have a dress code... even shawl is not allowed, need to wear T Shirt and Jean/Slacks. Entrance fee a bit costly, not much of a shelter when it rains or when its scorching hot from the sun... a LOT of walking... not advisable to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DYYMS2
Reviewed 7 November 2018

a simple pagoda, nothing special. some areas seem abandones and there are many dogs. there are other more interesting places to visit if you have limited period of time in phnompenh

Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from bigvicSydney | Reviewed this property |
Normally around 9-5 I think
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No, you can just walk in from one of the two entrances...
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