Wat Langka

Wat Langka, Phnom Penh: Hours, Address, Wat Langka Reviews: 4/5

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Sherpa591575
Phnom Penh, Cambodia147 contributions
Visiting Wat Langka
Jul. 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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An Historical Temple that is still functions
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, Singapore2,532 contributions
Visit it when it is on your way
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
A great place to center yourself
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
4 contributions
anther temple in the city
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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A meditative calm in the middle of the city
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
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A pearl
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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Tammy2124
Vancouver, Canada317 contributions
Nice temple, peaceful meditation
Jun. 2019 • Couples
We went specifically for the meditation session. The temple is nice and the monuments around it are nice to walk past along the way. Not a must see sight but if you have time it is worth checking out. The meditation is great, not guided, but a calming atmosphere. I usually can’t do an hour but the time here flew by!
Written 23 June 2019
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Chris
St. Albans, UK4,414 contributions
Interesting & Peacefull
May 2019 • Solo
Considering the overbearing din of the traffic outside, the place was relatively peaceful.

Unfortunately none of the buildings were open so I could only walk around the grounds.

The main building was very pretty. A tall structure with many layers decreasing in size toward the top triangular roof. Dotted around outside the edge of the grounds are many mini stupas.
Written 27 May 2019
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Gen
Davao City, Philippines67 contributions
Beautiful Phnom Penh
Mar. 2019 • Solo
Fell inlove with the historical icons of Phnom Penh! From the city landmarks, temples, food and the locals!
Written 17 April 2019
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