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Claudia Roa
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
It's a nice temple, I meet the monk there , his very friendly and speak English quite well and explain me everything about, such a good experience!
Written 28 August 2022
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David
Lille, France1,830 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Solo
Visited at 1200 on a Monday in August.

From what I am able to glean online, there was a Wat built here in 1422, however the current building may have been built after the Khmer Rouge era.

When I was about to step through to the threshold of the ground floor. I was told that I was unable to enter. Unsure if this is because I am not local, or that it was closed for some particular reason.

So, I could look at it from the outside, but that was it. It's a nice building, but don't go out of your way.
Written 1 August 2022
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Sidneeman
Sydney, Australia343 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022
Don’t want to review harshly but unless you have a special interest in Wats etc this is about average. Albeit clean, sacred etc it has nothing spectacular about it for the average tourist so don’t expect much.
I was lucky enough to be there when a large coach arrived conveying about 30 monks.Each carried his “new” three compartment silver coloured meal canister and what looked like an orange duffle bag. Appeared like the new lads arriving for their term.
This added much to the significance of the premises to be reminded off what these you people are committed to and what lays ahead for their immediate life.
Don’t get me wrong, not saying don’t visit, just consider if you need to temper your expectations.
Written 25 June 2022
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Sherpa591575
Phnom Penh, Cambodia147 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2020
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 & if you are nearby for a few days, you may wish to enquire about meditation sessions.
Lovely potted plants adorn the compound where there are many buildings & ornate monuments. I was able to enter some of the buildings, really quiet, beautiful & restful to investigate, an oasis of peace in a very busy city center. I was here during the rainy season which is cooler & softer sunlight for photography. Generally, very clean & pretty but sadly, almost deserted. I think I was the only visitor.
Written 23 July 2020
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Phillip S
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
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 the name of this place. You can see how this temple is in daily use and meet monks and lay students. There are scheduled meditation sessions.
Written 2 February 2020
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Jedai79
Singapore, Singapore2,728 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
Date of visit : 17 Dec 2019

We walked past Wat Lanka on our way to another tourists’ attraction. We went in to take a look. It was originally built as a temple to store Holy Writings. Fortunately, it has not been destroyed during the Khmer Rouge regime. Today, it is still a library of religious writings apparently.
Written 25 December 2019
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clwhatnots2
Phnom Penh, Cambodia5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
I lived not too far from Wat Langka, and this is one of the most welcoming temples (Wats) you can go to. They welcome anyone who wants to come in and meditate (they have even regular scheduled times in the morning and evening to meditate in group if you like to join). It is a true community inside the big community of BKK1 (one of the most cosmopolitan and central neighborhoods of Phnom Penh).
Written 6 November 2019
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Violet C
Bourg-en-Bresse, France4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The community is filled with wonderful temples. This's among the. Just like others, it's likewise totally free to get into. Friendly and clean complex with colorful plants in bloom. I appreciated it.
Written 19 October 2019
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Zachary B
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Wat Langka is a world apart from all outside its walls. You can meditate there several times a week, just check online for the schedule. In the front of the complex there is a small statue across the street to assassinated labour leader Chea Vichea, who was killed in 2004. The year before Sam Bunthoeun, a high ranking Buddhist monk, was also assassinated in front of Wat Langka. Lots of modern history at this site.
Written 24 August 2019
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Sverre M
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
We stayed at Villa Langka just beside Wat Langka.
I waked every morning with a look of this butifull Watt.
Go there, do your meditation -it is good.
If pssible stay at Villa Langka, and woke up every morning with a beautifulle picture of Watt Langka
Written 3 July 2019
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