“As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life.” ― Gautama Buddha
The lotus flower represents long life, health, honor and good luck. In Buddhism, lotus flowers symbolize purity of speech, mind and body rising above the waters of desire and attachment.
Wat Ounalom on the riverfront is reputedly the oldest Buddhist foundation in the city, and probably the most important pagoda in Cambodian Buddhism as it houses the nation’s religious administration as well as its top monk. The founding date is variously cited as 1422 and 1443.