Our next stop after the mass was Wat Phnom.
Legend has it, a woman found four gold statues of Buddha inside a tree so she build a temple up on a manmade hill to house the statues. This temple became the center of Buddhist religion in Phnom Penh.
Aside from its proximity from St. Joseph Church, I insisted going to this spot in replace of the Royal Palace because I was told by my cousin’s friend that there are plenty of elephants where you can be carried roaming around the vicinity. Unfortunately, it was siesta for the elephants when we arrived so we were not able to experience my much-anticipated elephant ride.
Admission fee: 1USD
Elephant ride: 15USD
(you may check our budget and itinerary for this trip – Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam Tour)