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Honouring Granny Penh

Written By vibykhmer on Monday, August 31, 2009 | 6:06 AM


Photo by: Sovan Philong

The Phnom Penh Post
Monday, 31 August 2009
Sovann Philong

A woman offers incense to a statue of Daun Penh [daun means grandmother] at Wat Phnom last week. In Khmer legend, this wealthy widow ordered the mountain and temple that sits atop of Wat Phnom to be built after she discovered four bronze and one stone Buddha statues inside a koki tree branch at the site. Believers regularly visit the shrine to pray for luck and offer food, cash and gifts.

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