Welcome to Phnom Penh Province

ទីក្រុង ភ្នំពេញ

Phnom Penh ( ភ្នំពេញ) is the capital and largest city of Cambodia. Phnom Penh has been the national capital since French Colonization of Cambodia and has become the nation’s center of economic and industrial activities.

 

 

Phnom Penh takes name from the present Wat Phnom. The legends that in 1372, a wealthy widow named Penh found a korki tree floating down the Tonle Sap river after a storm, inside the tree were four Buddha statue and a stone statue of Vishnu. Lady Penh ordered the villagers to raise the height of the hill and use korki tree to build a temple on the hill as a house of four statues. The temple became Wat Phnom Daun Penh, which known as Wat Phnom now.

 

 

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