Wat Nokor Bachey

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Wat Nokor Bachey information

Kompong Cham , Cambodia
admission US$2
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The original fusion temple, Wat Nokor is a modern Theravada Buddhist pagoda squeezed into the walls of an 12th-century Mahayana Buddhist shrine of sandstone and laterite. It's a kitschy kind of place; many of the older building’s archways have been incorporated into the new building as shrines for worship. On weekdays there are only a few monks in the complex and it’s peaceful to wander among the alcoves and their hidden shrines.

The entry price includes admission to Phnom Pros and Phnom Srei, both just outside town. To get here, head towards Phnom Penh and take the left fork at the large roundabout, 2.5km west of the bridge. The temple is down a pretty dirt road.