Wat Phnom

Wat Phnom

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The sanctuary itself was rebuilt several times in the 19th century and again in 1926. The interior has a central altar complex with a large bronze seated Buddha surrounded by other statues, flowers, candles, and items of devotion and worship.

The walls are covered with murals, especially of Jataka stories of the Buddha’s earlier reincarnations before his enlightenment. There are also murals depicting stories from the Reamker, the Khmer version of the Ramayana.

The newer murals in the bottom tiers are somewhat balanced, traditional and modern.

The southwest corner of the temple and stupa is a small shrine dedicated to Lady Penh. The front is often crowded with the faithful bringing their prayers and food offerings to the woman deemed responsible for the founding of the wat.

Pinnerus the art community.

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