Photos of the Week: An Ancient Temple Hiding in Phnom Penh

AKP Phnom Penh, September 04, 2020—

An ancient temple in Wat Piphat Rainsy (known as Wat North Chen Dam Dek) is a sacred pagoda in Phnom Penh built at the same time as the capital, i.e. in the 15th century.

This ancient temple was constructed in 1887 during the reign of King Norodom and has an architectural form from Udong period. The layout of this temple is the only one left in Phnom Penh.

Photo: El Vattanac