Sprawling Wat Langka, one of the five pagodas founded in the city by Ponhea Yat in 1442, gets its name from its historic ties with monks in Sri Lanka. The pagoda vies with Wat Ounalom for importance, and many of the monks here are highly regarded teachers. Within the vihara scenes from the Buddha’s life feature an idiosyncratic local touch – one shows Angkor Wat, while another depicts tourists climbing Wat Phnom.

One-hour silent meditation sessions are held some days at Wat Langka, supervised by English-speaking monks.

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