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Phnom Penh: Wat Phnom

Staying near Sisowath Quay, we were pretty close to Wat Phnom, the tallest religious structure in the Phnom Penh. Ottie and I met up with his friends, Ant, Ross, Dar, and Chris, and walked over there after dinner one night (although Dar and Chris chose to stay at the bottom of the hill when we got there). I guess temple-visiting is more of a daytime excursion, as we were the only ones at there. But oh man, Wat Phnom at night was eerie, but beautiful:

Wat Phnom from below, at Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Guard dog statue in Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Guard dog statue at Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Architecture of Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Architecture of Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Small shrine in Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Small shrine at Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.I loved the detail on the small shrines dotting the perimeter.

Kitty cat in Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.We made friends with the kittens in residence. There were so many of them! This one followed Ross everywhere, and we didn’t even have food. We also encountered a pack of stray dogs who were howling and making a ruckus while circling us. I thought it was an amusing juxtaposition considering the proliferation of guard dog statues in the architecture.

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