36 Hours in Phnom Penh
A one-legged war veteran, waiting at the foot of temple of Wat Phnom to sell postcards to tourists. Wat Phnom is the eponym of Phnom Penh and built on an artificial, 27 meter high hill. The legend says that Stupa of Wat Phnom was built for the wealthy widow of Daun Chi Penh in 1372. She named the temple Wat Phnom Penh. Phnom stands for “hill”. Phnom Penh therefore stands for “hill Penh”.