ข้อมูลวัดพนมจากวิกิ: Wat Phnom ("Temple of the Mountains" or
"Mountain Pagoda") is a Buddhist temple (wat) located in Phnom Penh,
Cambodia. It was built in 1373, and stands 27 metres above the ground.
It is the tallest religious structure in the city.
Legend relates that Daun Penh, a wealthy widow, found a large koki tree
in the river. Inside the tree she found four bronze statues of the
Buddha. Lady Penh constructed a small shrine on an artificial hill to
protect the sacred statues. Eventually this became a sacred site and
sanctuary where people would make blessings and pray.
Another account of the founding of the wat suggests King Ponhea Yat,
built the sanctuary (vihear) when he moved his capital from Angkor to
Phnom Penh in 1422. The prominent stupa immediately west of the
sanctuary contains the ashes of the king and his royal family.
Wat Phnom is the center of celebration during Khmer New Year, and Pchum