Wat Dom Nak – Pagoda & Temple
Places to Visit Siem Reap
There are many places to visit in Siem Reap. Travelers will want to see this pagoda and learn about the local culture and take in the beauty of the Buddhist religion. Tourists will not find this place in their guide-book and many travelers want to see how the local population lives. Wat Dom Nak provides us with the beauty of a Cambodian Buddhist temple. Wat Dom Nak pagoda is several hundred years old, the temples of Angkor are much older, from 900 AD to 1400 AD. Wat Dom Nak is a local pagoda for people of the Buddhist faith.
Pagodas in Cambodia – a Part of the Culture
A Place of Worship
Walking around the temple grounds reminded me of a college campus, but many of the people were in the distance. One monk came up to me to greet me and ask where I was from. He was a young man who told me he was from a poor family, came to the temple to live and learn as a monk.
Education for the Poor Children
If a family is too poor to send their kids to school, they can enter their child into the temple school, and the kids get an education and they live as monks. Once they are old enough and have completed their education, they either go out into the world or stay and live as monk during their adult years.
Wat Dom Nak is not far from Pub Street, ask your tuk tuk driver to take you there.
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