Day twenty-two 7/28

We visited Oudong, which served as a capital of Cambodia from 1618 to 1866. Phnom Uodong has stupas containing the ashes of several former kings. The most recent building houses a relic of the Buddha. It is decorated with elaborate floral designs and elephants, and can be reached by taking a long stairway up from the main parking lot. We discovered that halfway up the stairway is a pool where some monkeys gather, ready to grab whatever they can, be it a lotus flower offering or even a box of soy milk.

The lower level of the stupa has many beautiful statues of the Buddha.

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