Peeking Through the
Phnom Penh Greenery
It’s fairly easy to spot Wat Phnom in the Cambodian capital; being the highest natural point with a central location, for sure this has some kind of meaning…and it does!
The 27-meter high hill, where the temple is located, was discovered by a Lady Penh at the end of the 14th century while travelling through the country.
Combining the name of the legendary lady (Penh) and the natural inclination (Phnom = hill) and voila, Phnom Penh.