Thursday, August 5, 2010

Wat Phnom

Phnom Wat was the first temple we visited in Cambodia, but far from the last. According to the guidebook we picked up in Phnom Penh, this Wat (temple) was the founding place of Phnom Penh. It's built on a hill (Phnom means "hill" in Khmer) and the present structure was built in 1926, but it's history goes much further back.

Front entrance to the temple.

Inside the temple. We asked permission to the guards before taking pictures.

Outside the main building of worship.

Outside the temple there is an elephant that you'll probably see around. It gives rides and when it's resting, you can buy a banana to feed to the elephant. I did not ride the elephant, if your curious... hopefully if (when) I got to Thailand I'll find a nice elephant to ride :-)


  1. I don't like how they exploit elephants in Thailand

  2. I don't know much about elephants in Thailand, but I wouldn't surprise me if they treat them badly.