Flights From Hong Kong To Phnom Penh And Must-Visit Wats
While most people will associate Cambodian wats (temples) and ruins with Siem Reap, it is surprising to know that Phnom Penh itself also has a handful of prominent wats that should not be missed on your bucket list. Read on to see some information about flights from Hong Kong to Phnom Penh and the must-visit wats in this capital city.
Flights from Hong Kong to Phnom Penh
Flights from Hong Kong to Phnom Penh, Cambodia may cost you $262 on average and the flight time is around 2 hours and 25 minutes. Cheap flight Hong Kong to Phnom Penh are most commonly available if you book your ticket between one and three months in advance.
Cambodia Angkor Air - the national flag carrier Cambodia, is one of the highly reputable airlines that operates Hong Kong – Phnom Penh route. Currently you can find on its website both cheap flights from Hong Kong to Phnom Penh only from 550 HKD (equivalent to $71) and cheap flight from Phnom Penh to Hong Kong with only $130. The promotion is applicable to round trip and valid until 31 March 2018.
What wats to visit in Phnom Penh?
Situated in the Corner Sothearos, Wat Ounalom is the most prominent and significant temple in Cambodia. Before being destroyed by the Khmer Rouge, this temple housed over 500 monks and cumulated over 30,000 titles. Now it serves as the headquarter of Buddhism in the country, comprising of many religious establishment and is the place where the top monk of the nation resides. Wat Ounalom offers visitors a deep insight into the spiritual teachings, philosophies and history of Buddhism in Cambodia.
Located on a the 27-meter-high hillock, Wat Phnom is the tallest temple in Phnom Penh, offering tourists and locals a tranquil retreat from the noise and chaos on the busy streets of the capital city. The main entrance to the temple is a long upwards staircase surrounded by lush gardens. The temple was built under the standards of Southeast Asian wats with a bell-shaped chedi and Naga snakes on the corners of the roof. Visitors only have to pay $1 to explore Wat Phnom.
Wat Langka, situated nearby the magnificent Independence Monument, gets its name from its historic ties with monks in Sri Lanka. Once being a central meeting point for monks from Cambodia and Sri Lanka, this colourful shrine also served as a library of Buddhist scriptures. Tourists visit Wat Langka to contemplate its beautiful structures and the golden Buddha as well as to participate in the one-hour silent meditation sessions which are held at the temple and supervised by English-speaking monks.