Wat Kraom

Attraction Wat Krom Krong Preah Sihanouk, Cambodia Published on: 13-11-2015

1 hours 30 mins
07:00 AM - 05:00 PM
08:30 AM
10:00 AM
First-time visit
Attraction
Cultural
Family
Historic
Must see
Free
Architecture
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Wat Kraom is good for

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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Wat Kraom is a great combination to visit together when traveling in Sihanoukville. Covers a large area of lush green forest, Wat Kraom is situated near Independence Beach.

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Why Wat Kraom is special ?

Located at a distance of 3 kilometers from the provincial town, Wat Krom, Sihanoukville is one of the popular Tourist Attractions in Sihanoukville. The city of Sihanoukville is a port city on the Gulf of Thailand in southern Cambodia and Wat Krom, Sihanoukville is just 5 minutes from the Sihanoukville city. Explore the historical sites of Wat Krom in Sihanoukville which has a unique and beautiful architecture. Aka Wat Krom means 'lower wat' and lying on a small hill on Santipheap St. overlooking the ocean, Wat Krom in Sihanoukville is dedicated to Ya-Mao, a local deity.


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What to explore at Wat Kraom?

It is quite an interesting and also picturesque Wat that houses on its grounds a large reclining Buddha, and a shrine which is dedicated to the local deity Yeah Mao. Behind the vihear several statues depict a Buddhist procession.

Pagodas and monks welcome visitors and tourists. You can give donation if you want.

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Selling points

  • An outstanding temple
  • Another Fine Example of Cambodian Culture
  • A Wonderful place
  • Historical shrine of Cambodia
  • Lots of photo options
3 days for backpackers in Sihanoukville

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Duration
3.0 days
Estimated
164.05 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
16 places

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Tips for you

  • There are some people begging inside but this temple is not really crowded.
    Environment
  • Please always remember to not disturb prayer or eating times, women are not allowed to touch monks, bow slightly in the presence of older monks, don’t point soles of feet or fingers towards monks or Buddha statues.
    What need to do
  • Remember to have hats off in the monastery grounds, take off your shoes in the building, speak softly, ask before taking pictures, don’t enter closed buildings without permission, contribute what you can to the donation box.
    What need to do
  • You are not allowed to sit with feet tucked behind rather than crossed.
    Rule

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Situated on a low hill off Santepheap Street, Sihanoukville, Wat Krom is another fine example of Cambodian culture and religion. There are many old tombs around, as well as statues, especially many-headed serpents. There is the procession of monks, the 'gold' reclining Buddha, but the best of all is 'gold' statue of Buddha in the main temple! Do go in and have a look... take pictures, but be respectful... remove your shoes before entering, and leave a donation for the monks before leaving! Definitely worth seeing if you are in Sihanoukville. just ask a tuk-tuk driver to take you to "Wat Krom", and ask him to wait for the return trip! Also ask the driver "how much?" before going, and agree on a price.

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