Header image
2016-05-232016-05-23

Day Eleven

Wat Phnom - Wat Ounalom - Royal Palace

We left the hotel around 10:30 and after a few meters we were already soaked in sweat. At least the sun was blocked by the clouds for the moment.

image
image
image

We had to follow the boulevard to our first destination, Wat Phnom. The highest religious building in Phnom Penh.

image
image
image
image
image

Wat Phnom was built in 1373, and stands 27 metres tall above ground.

image
image
image

You can buy these birds to release them, or the (fake) money to burn it.

59f5ca652a86923bc672d227
image
image
image
image
image
image

One of the main themes of this holiday is that pretty much everything we visit is under renovation. This temple is no exception.

image

The next stop is another temple, Wat Ounalom. Mostly because the Royal Palace is closed between 11:00 and 14:00, so we had a few hours to kill before lunch.

image
image
image
image
59f5cb182a86923bc672d24d

We got blessed by this man in a temple :).

image
image
image
image
image

After the blessing we made our way to the Royal Palace. But not before stopping somewhere to get a drink (and a bathroom to change from shorts to "proper dresscode").

59f5cb502a86923bc672d260
image
image

After saying "no" to the question if we needed a TukTuk for the gazillionth time we weren in the Royal Palace.

59f5cb722a86923bc672d268
image
image
image
image
image
image
image
image
59f5cbeb2a86923bc672d280
image
image
image
image

More posts from Asia 2016