Wat Phnom: Phnom Penh’s Temple of the Mountains

After the last two incredibly heavy posts about Cambodia’s Killing Fields and prison/genocide museum, today I just wanted to share with you some images from one of Phnom Penh’s most beautiful Buddhist temples.

Wat Phnom, Cambodia

Wat Phnom (meaning “temple of the mountains”) is located in central Phnom Penh, perched atop one of the highest points in the city. It’s surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens, and is frequented by people coming to pray, monks, and tourists alike. It’s a place to seek solace in a bustling city, to find peace among the chaos.

Wat Phnom, Cambodia

Wat Phnom, Cambodia

Wat Phnom, Cambodia

Wat Phnom, Cambodia

Wat Phnom, Cambodia

Wat Phnom, Cambodia

Wat Phnom, Cambodia

Wat Phnom, Cambodia

Wat Phnom, Cambodia

Wat Phnom, Cambodia

Wat Phnom, Cambodia

Wat Phnom, Cambodia

Wat Phnom, Cambodia

Wat Phnom, Cambodia

Wat Phnom, Cambodia

Wat Phnom, Cambodia

Wat Phnom, Cambodia

Wat Phnom, Cambodia

Wat Phnom, Cambodia

Wat Phnom, Cambodia

Wat Phnom, Cambodia

Wat Phnom, Cambodia

Wat Phnom, Cambodia

Wat Phnom, Cambodia

Wat Phnom, Cambodia

Wat Phnom, Cambodia

Which photo is your favorite?

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2 Responses to “Wat Phnom: Phnom Penh’s Temple of the Mountains”

  1. The Nomad January 21, 2013 at 2:04 am #

    I seriously tried to consider which photo was my favorite and I can’t answer the question! sorry! I never made it out of Siem Reap while in Cambodia. I was sad about it at the time and still sad about it. I almost (like i cancelled my contract 3 weeks before I should have started) extended my expat-stint by 6 months just so I could spend time exploring more of Cambodia. I hope you guys are enjoying home! Isn’t it strange how quickly you fall back into your life? I nominated you guys for a Liebster award on my blog. Check it out: http://thenomadcooks.blogspot.nl/2013/01/an-award-woah.html

    • Andrea January 22, 2013 at 4:50 pm #

      Wow, thank you! That’s my second Liebster award, guess I better get on that! :) I really fell in love with Cambodia in the short amount of time we spent there, I can see how you’d want to extend your contract! We didn’t really get enough time in Siem Reap, I’d love to go back and check it out more thoroughly some day. We are loving our time back home! There are things about Asia I miss, but so far, I’m just soaking up the goodness of all the things/places/people we missed here at home for the last year. I’m sure I’ll get jittery with wanderlust again at some point, but for now, I’m very happy to be home :)

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