Phnom Daun Penh (south view)
At the south end of Norodom boulevard, standing the only hill of Phnom Phnom, Wat Phnom. The summit of the large stupa on the hill makes Wat Phnom can be seen clearly from far away.
Wat Phnom is the only hill in the city, and the large clock there is also the only clock in the city. The clock was renovated many times, the current one was built since year 2000. The stupa and the clock are the landmark of Wat Phnom. Visitors who arrived here are having their photograph at this point. Whenever we see the picture, we would know immediately that it was taken at Wat Phnom, Cambodia.
Right behind the clock, there is a construction of reminder of Cambodia history. The statue of person sitting on the throne is His Majesty King Sisovath. This statue was formerly made of bronze, but it was removed in 1975. The new statue is set up after victory days from Pol Pot regime. At the left side of His Majesty King Sisovath statue, there are three lady dressing traditional costumes. Holding in their hands symbolized objects for the three provinces of Cambodia. The first lady holding a tray with temple on it represents Siem Reap province. The second lady holding a tray with gems on it represents Sisophon province. And the third lady holding a tray with a mace on it represents Battambong province. These three provinces was under control by Thailand since 1794. And on March 23 1907, in the reign of His Majesty King Sisovath, Thailand must return these three provinces to Cambodia under the Agreement of France Thai.
The largest stupa on the hill was built in 1467 by Preah Bat Noreay, son of King Ponhea Yat, to house the cremains of King Ponhea Yat (1405-1466).
Wat Phnom Museum
Located at the north west of Wat Phnom hill there is a museum, Wat Phnom Museum, displaying beautiful Khmer paintings, crafts, traditional objects for daily life using of Khmer people, mostly are tools used in agriculture. The museum is open daily to public, USD2.00 for foreign visitor.