Address: North of Road 102, Norodom Boulevard, Phnom Penh, 12202 Phone: +855 23 21 6666
With phnom meaning "hill" in Khmer, legend has it that Phnom Penh was named after this small hill. At 27 metres above the surrounding plain it is by far the highest point in the city. Though the Wat is by no means the biggest or most impressive in Phnom Penh, it is a focus for the city, particularly during Khmer New Year when crowds gather to celebrate and cover each other in water and talcum powder. The large stupa to the west of the vihear (central sanctuary) contains remains of King Ponhea Yat .