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Wat Langka, Phnom Penh

#6 of 15 in Historic Sites in Phnom Penh
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  • Close to the Independence Monument, Wat Langka is one of the oldest wats in the city founded around 1440 which derives its name from Sri Langka where Theravada Buddhism originated. Nice wat to visit.....  more »
  • There are four main original Buddhist temples in Phnom Penh. This is one of them, founded around 1440. Theravada Buddhism, the predominant religion here, was brought to Cambodia from Sri Lanka, thus.....  more »
  • Really peaceful temple in the middle of the city. It’s open for public meditation a few times a week- we went on a Monday at 6pm but there were 3/4 other times it was also available throughout the week. Unfortunately, there was no monk to guide us through our session which was slightly disappointing but the overall ambiance is very peaceful.
  • If you want a bit of peace to pray and meditate this is the place!! Quick tuk tuk ride from centre near to Independence Monument. Friendly monks present and an almost empty temple. Nice grounds as well! Easy walk through park to Royal Palace.

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