Wat Phnom Thon Mond


Wat Phnom Thom Mond is located at Prek Koy Commune, Sa Ang District in the distance of 23.50 Kilometers from Ta Khmao or in the distance of 34.50 Kilometers from Phnom Penh by the National Road No 21. The mountain of Thon Mond can be reached by the National Road No 21 from Phnom Penh to the market of Prek Touch ? The market of Sa Ang District? and continue to the turning road at Svay Tany Primary School ?20 Kilometers from Ta Khmao by the new National Road No 21? and turn right about 3.50 Kilometres. If we want to go along Tonle Basac River, the distance of waterway equal to the distance of the old Road No 21 from Phnom Penh to Sa Ang market in the distance of 36 Kilometers. 

The monastery was built in 1954 by a monk named Rath Phann. Nowadays, by the supports from generous people, the monastery became a tourist attraction in Kandal province. On the other hand, because people believe the goodness and effectiveness of the monastery, the monastery can attract many local visitors, who go there especially on the great public holiday and on the Buddhist holidays for praying for happiness and other wishes. In addition, Phnom Thonmond is derived from the natural beauty (trees from mountain?s foot to the peak, fresh air, on the top we can view the scenery to get good feeling) and its reputation can attracts a lot of visitors. 

In accordance with the fancy of the local visitors, the Provincial Tourist Office collaborated with the Territory Authorities and the Monastery Committee, has conducted the arrangement of pagoda?s yard by filling the yard with soil, enlarging the yard, and producing a lot of attractively artistic statures relating to the story and history of the Thon Mond mountain. In addition, the Office of the Monastery Committee had planted more trees, dug ponds and arranged parking site at the pagoda.

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