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Wat Botum Park, Phnom Penh

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Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Wat Botum is a wat located at Oknha Suor Srun Street 7, Sangkat Chaktomuk, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It is located to the south of the Royal Palace on the western side of Wat Botum Park.
Established by King Ponhea Yat in 1442, Wat Botum is one of the most important and original pagodas in Phnom Penh.The wat was originally named Wat Khpop Ta Yang or Wat Tayawng and at the time of the construction of the Royal Palace in the 1860s, when it was assigned to the Cambodian branch of the Dhammayuttika Nikaya, it was renamed Botum Wathei by monk Kantie Topodae after a former lotus pond on the site. Numerous politician and eminent persons of the city are buried here. Also, many prominent Cambodian bhikkhus have been ordained at the wat. You Bo and the Khmer Writers' Association have their headquarters at the wat.
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  • Wat Botum Park, Phnom Penh In front of Wat Botum lies Wat Botum Park bounded by street 268 to the south, street 7 to the west, Sothearos Blvd. to the east & street 240 to the north. On the north side....  more »
  • Botum Park is located south of the Royal Palace & the Silver Pagoda and runs close to the Mekong River. We walked through Botum Park and was very surprised to see so many locals enjoying this...  more »
  • It's a park for public to relax during evening or weekend. Mostly young teenagers go there for dancing and eating street food. And for older people go there for doing exercise like jogging, yoga, badminton and so on. There are many yummy street foods around this area. You can try many diversity of food with affordable price.
  • Loved it! There are nice restaurants around, patk feels nice both daytime and nightime. At night - maybe 8 PM or even earlier - there are young people performing dance with hip-hop and similar music!

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