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The Silver Pagoda, Phnom Penh
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The Silver Pagoda, Phnom Penh

The Silver Pagoda in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia, is the most notable wat (Buddhist temple) in the city, and is the official temple of the King of Cambodia. It is named for the 5,000 silver tiles which are used to pave the temple's floor. It boasts a life-size Buddha image made of solid gold, and is a popular tourist attraction. City motto: No motto City proper Province Phnom Penh Mayor Kep Chuktema ( ) Area 290 km² Population 862,000 Density 3446. ... Inside of the bot at Wat Chedi Liem near Chiang Mai in Thailand A Wat in Bangkok A wat is a Cambodian, Lao or Thai Hindu or Buddhist temple. ... Buddhism (Pāli Buddhadhamma or Sanskrit Buddhadharma) is a religion and philosophy based on the teachings of the Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama, who lived in the 5th century BCE. Buddhism spread throughout the ancient Indian sub-continent in the five centuries following his death, and propagated into Central, Southeast, and... This is a complete list of Kings of Cambodia 6th century: The GAY nub 6th century: Mahendravarman 7th century: Isanavarman I 7th century: Bhavavarman II 7th century: Jayavarman I 8th century: Queen Jayavedi REIGN UNKNOWN: Sambhuvarman REIGN UNKNOWN: Pushkaraksha 8th century: Sambhuvarman 8th century: Rajendravarman I REIGN UNKNOWN: Mahipativarman 802...


 
 

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