Phnom Penh: 20 Sep 2003


Aerial Palette

Another beautiful morning over the Mekong-Bassac-Tonle Sap confluence. The water level of the rivers are now significantly higher than when I first arrived.


Wat Langka

Located on Preah Sihanouk Boulevard by the Independence Monument, this was one of Phnom Penh's five original wats. First established in 1422 as a sanctuary for the Holy Writings and a meeting place for Cambodian and Sri Lankan monks, the wat was named in honor of these meetings.



It is a colourful temple with plenty of new paint and young monks in bright orange saffron robes strolling around. It was the second of Phnom Penh's wats to be repaired by the post-1979 government. The chambers of the vihara have been newly painted with scenes from the life of Buddha.



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