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Wat Botum

Located on the west side of Wat Botum Park where the Cambodia-Vietnam friendship monument is you will find Wat Botum. Wat Botum means “Temple of the Lotus blossom”.

The Wat was established in 1442 and was named after a former lotus pond on the site. The Khmer writers association have their headquarters at the Wat and many former political and eminent people from the city’s history are buried here.

The Wat adds an interesting dynamic to the area as the park can often be found with young Cambodian’s skateboarding and listening to pop music while monks from the Wat can often be seen strolling through the park at the same time creating an interesting mix of tradition and youth culture.

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Street 19, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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