Wat Phnom on the hill
In 1434, King Ponhea Yat established a city around Wat Phnom and named it Phnom Dom Penh, which was soon shortened to Phnom Penh. Inside the temple on top is a central alter with a large bronze seated Buddha and many other statues and items of worship, along with many worshipers.
Inside the temple
On the grounds outside the temple, at the top of the hill, are many smaller areas of worship, full of people on this beautiful day.
Outside worship areas
Walking down from the temple, I look back up at the striking architecture of the important place.
Circling around the temple, I find a great clock built into the ground on one side, large enough to be read from all around the square.