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Peanut selller at Wat Phnom, the only hill in Phnom Penh. According to legend, the first pagoda on this site was erected in 1373 to house four statues of Buddha deposited here by the waters of the Mekong and discovered by a woman name Penh.
Today, many people come here to pray for good luck and success in school exams or business affairs. When a petitioner's wish is granted, he or she returns to make the offering (such as a garland of jasmine flowers or bananas, of which the spirits are said to be especially fond) promised when the request was made.
Of of evening, whe the Wat is at is busiest. women selling drinks and food and birds in cages (you pay to set the bird free)

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