Buddhist Temple in Pailin

Wat Phnom Yat

From NH57, stairs lead through a garish gate up to Wat Phnom Yat, a psychedelic temple centred on an ancient po (sacred fig) tree. A 27m Buddha looms over the top of the staircase, while a path leads up to the...

Waterfall in Pailin

Phnom Khieu Waterfall

Phnom Khieu is the most accessible of the numerous waterfalls dropping out of the Cardamoms south of Pailin, and has water year-round. To get here, turn right off NH57 1.5km east of Wat Phnom Yat, then proceed...

Buddhist Temple in Pailin

Wat Khaong Kang

At the base of Phnom Yat hill, an impressive gate dating to 1968 leads to Wat Khaong Kang, an important centre for Buddhist teaching before the Khmer Rouge madness. The exterior wall is decorated with an...

Market in Pailin

Psar Pailin

Pailin's market is a good place to chow down on street food. A few stalls here still sell rubies and sapphires, but most are either fakes or semi-precious stones these days.

Buddhist Temple in Pailin

Wat Pahi

This small modern wat is a good landmark in central Pailin.