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Wat Phnom

 

Wat Phnom is the oldest temple in town. Legend has it that in the 14th century Madame Penh discovered 4 statues of Buddha in a tree trunk. Madame Penh build a pagoda to house de small statues.

Phnom means hill, so this is the hill of madame Penh. Later the village that grew around the hill took its name from there.