This temple is located at the highest point of Phnom Penh. According to legend, this is where a woman named Penh [Penh] found four Buddha statues that are brought within the Mekong. In place of the discovery it has been built the first temple, and the city subsequently got its name Phnom Penh (Phnom Penh) and translates as Hill of Penh. Around the buildings of the temple are many religious buildings. At the entrance to the temple, you can ride on an elephant and feed the monkeys.

  • Open: Mon - Sun 7:00 am - 6:30 pm  
  • Location: Street 96, Norodom Blvd, Phnom Penh
  • Admission: 1 $

Temple Ounalom - headquarters of the Cambodian Buddhist Patriarchate. The building was built in 1443 and includes 44 buildings. The head of the Cambodian Buddhist fraternity lives in the temple along with several monks. In the main building of the temple is the Stupa, where the particle of hair from the head of the Buddha.

  • Open: Mon - Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm 
  • Location: Sangkat Chey Chum Neas Samdach Sothearos Blvd, Phnom Penh
  • Admission: Free

Silver Pagoda was named for the fact that the floor of the temple is covered with silver plates, the total mass of more than 5 tons. But the Asian love of luxury does not end there. On a small elevation gilded Buddha statue is made of crystal Baccarat. In the same church there is another value - a gilded Buddha statue the size of a person weighing 90 kg. This statue is decorated with 2086 diamonds, the largest of which - 25 carat.

In addition to these relics are in the Silver Pagoda and many others, many of which are of great historical value. Visiting pagodas and temples, as well as areas hosting the image of the Buddha:

  1. Do not forget to take off your shoes.
  2. Enter the temples and pagodas in the area closed and only in clothes.
    Access pagoda and the temple is possible only in befitting clothes, which means - the legs and arms must be covered. In principle, T-shirts for the top will be enough to wear shorts but we strongly recommend it. In some temples at the entrance handing dimensionless lace skirt to be able to cover his feet, but everywhere rely on is not worth it.
  3. Do not take pictures against the background of the statues and images of the Buddha.
    Do not forget that is the sacred image of the Buddha, which means that it is not necessary to be photographed against the background of the images and statues of Buddha, so it is not necessary to climb on them and leave any commemorative inscription.
  4. Do not turn your feet towards Buddha.
    If you decide to attend a ceremony or just relax in the shade of the temple in the midday heat, you should remember that you can not turn the foot in the direction of the image of Buddha. The most popular position for sitting in a Buddhist temple - on the floor tucked under her legs, feet thus are behind.
  5. Do not touch the monks.
    Monks can not touch a woman, just to the monks themselves strictly forbidden to touch anyone. If you want to pass something to a monk, you should put it in front of him, pointing gesture that you want him to accept it. Finally, I would like to mention that many pagodas and temples in Thailand do not receive any subsidies from the state and only live on donations made by parishioners and visitors, and therefore, does not shun donations.
  • Open: Mon - Sun 7:30 am - 11:00 am 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Streets 240/184, Samdech Sothearos Blvd,  Phnom Penh
  • Admission: 3 $

The Royal Palace is situated on the banks of the Mekong River. It is a classic version of Khmer architecture, typical of this type of structures. At the palace, hidden from the prying eyes of a huge stone wall, in the shade of manicured gardens, there are numerous temple construction: low ceremonial buildings and the residence of King Sihamoni. The land on which the residence of the king, always closed to tourists.

  • Open: Mon - Sun 7:30 am - 11:00 am  2:30 pm - 5:00 pm 
  • Location: Streets 240/184, Sothearos Blvd, Phnom Penh
  • Admission: 3 $

As in any national museum here assembled the best collection of Arts of the Kingdom of Cambodia. Especially interesting is the collection of statues inherited from the Angkor period. A huge collection of Buddhas different times can get your attention. Unfortunately pictures of the collection is prohibited.

  • Open: Mon - Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 
  • Location:# 13, Streets 178/184, Phnom Penh
  • Admission: 5 $
  • Web: www.cambodiamuseum.info

From 1975 to 1978 more than 17 000 men, women and children were arrested and thrown into prison. Most of them were exposed to terrible torture in the prison S-21. Now the building of the former prison turned into a genocide museum, where every wall tells the terrible story of those years. About life in prison and the horrors that took place within these walls, there are many reliable facts. In 1979, when Vietnamese troops liberated Phnom Penh, they found the building a secret prison of Pol Pot (Secret Prison 21 - «S-21").

What was found in the S-21, saying that the building was abandoned in a hurry and that is why many of the documents were not destroyed. Besides general documents, personal files, interrogation results also found a lot of pictures. The fact that the warden, in his last math teacher had a penchant for precision and bureaucracy. Everything that happened in the walls of S-21 have been documented. Each prisoner was photographed before and after death. Today the walls are hung with original Tol Sleng photographs that were found in the S-21.

All were executed and tortured to death were taken to the landfill Cheong Ek. In 1980 there were 129 mass graves found, 43 of them still remain intact. At the landfill site is located stupa (Buddhist structure that usually contains one of the relics belonging to the Buddha), inside which the glass you will see more than 9,000 skulls that were found during the excavation of the graves.

Monument of Independence is the highest monument in Cambodia. It was built in 1958 on the model of the central tower of Angkor. In the distant '50s, he was dedicated to the liberation of Cambodia by French colonization. Now he represents the eternal memory of all those who died in the terrible years of the civil war.

  • Open: 24 hour 
  • Location: Norodom & Sihanouk Blvd, Phnom Penh
  • Admission: Free

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