Prayuvong Buddha Factories

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Prayuvong Buddha Factories information

Phnom Penh , Cambodia
btwn St 308 & St 310
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In order to replace the countless Buddhas and ritual objects smashed by the Khmer Rouge, a whole neighbourhood of private workshops making cement Buddhas, naga and small stupas has grown up on the grounds of Wat Prayuvong. While the graceless cement figures painted in gaudy colours are hardly works of art, they are an effort by the Cambodian people to restore Buddhism to a place of honour in their culture. The factories are 300m south of Independence Monument.