Spire Frames Installed on the Phnom Penh Cambodia Temple
The frames for the five spires of the Phnom Penh Cambodia Temple have been secured to the top of the mechanical level roof. The large center spire rises from a tower high above the four smaller corner spires. The final structures will help give the building its distinctive Cambodian feel with their textured panels, horizontal ridges, and matching finials.
Preparing for the Spires of the Phnom Penh Cambodia Temple
Many smaller concrete pours have been carried out over the past couple of months at the Phnom Penh Cambodia Temple, adding architectural details to the building including pilaster strips along the exterior walls. On the roof of the windowed tower, concrete footings with anchor bolts have been installed to support the central and surrounding spires, which bear a resemblance to the spires of the Royal Palace of Cambodia.
Pedestal Walls Installed for the Phnom Penh Cambodia Temple
The exterior walls for the 10,000-square-foot Phnom Penh Cambodia Temple have been erected, and the windowed walls for the steeple pedestal are in place at the center of the roof. The pedestal will support a large central spire surrounded by four smaller spires—one at each corner. It is the first temple to be constructed in the country. Cambodian Saints currently belong to the Hong Kong China Temple district.
Superstructure Rising for the Phnom Penh Cambodia Temple
More concrete columns have been built for the structural frame of the Phnom Penh Cambodia Temple. Construction of the substructure began last year, and focus is now transitioning to the superstructure. The temple sits on a higher piece of ground that slopes away to the edges of the property.
Phnom Penh Cambodia Temple Foundation Expanding
Several additional walls have been poured and cured for the concrete foundation of the Phnom Penh Cambodia Temple. Work on the foundation began about six months ago, starting with excavation and footing installation. Steel bar has been set and tied at key locations with the heaviest work concentrated on the west end. An ancillary building is also under construction.
Structural Framing for the Phnom Penh Cambodia Temple
Construction crews in Cambodia have started building the structural walls and columns for the Phnom Penh Cambodia Temple. The reinforced concrete resists the shear, tensile, and compressive stresses that the building may encounter from wind, vibrations, earthquakes, and other forces. In addition to the 10,000-square-foot temple, an ancillary building is under construction to house supportive services and spaces.
Footings for the Phnom Penh Cambodia Temple and Ancillary Facilities
An updated satellite view of the Phnom Penh Cambodia Temple site shows the footprints of the buildings that are under construction. The temple will be located on the south side of the property near the street while ancillary facilities will be housed at the northwest corner. Progress is being made on forming and pouring the footings for the buildings.
Site Preparations for the Phnom Penh Cambodia Temple
Construction activity is springing up at the Phnom Penh Cambodia Temple site where a construction fence surrounds the property and a tall gate controls access to a construction road. Covered shelters provide a place for crews and equipment to be shielded from the sun and rain. A beautiful view of the property is available from Siri Tower that stands across the street. A missionary couple is overseeing the project, which is in the beginning phases. Ground was broken for the temple several months ago on September 18, 2021.
Groundbreaking Event Held for the Phnom Penh Cambodia Temple
President Veasna Kuonno Neang of the Cambodia Phnom Penh Mission presided at the groundbreaking event for the Phnom Penh Cambodia Temple—the country's first—on Saturday, September 18, 2021. "This is a day heaven is smiling on us," said President Neang. "Today, a holy temple of God will begin its foundation representing the faithfulness, love and joy of the saints in Cambodia. We know that when we come to the temple, we can feel closer to the Lord Jesus Christ." For years, Cambodian members have traveled to Hong Kong or the Philippines for temple worship, making a visit to the temple a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many. That will now change. The 10,000-square-foot temple and ancillary building will be constructed on a 3.16-acre site on Russian Confederation Street near the Royal University of Phnom Penh.
September Groundbreaking Announced for the Phnom Penh Cambodia Temple
The groundbreaking event for the Phnom Penh Cambodia Temple will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2021. President Veasna Kuonno Neang, president of the Cambodia Phnom Penh Mission, will preside. Attendance at the site will be by invitation, following current local COVID-19 guidelines. The 10,000-square-foot, single-story temple will be constructed on a 3.16-acre site on Russian Confederation Street between the Cambodia Institute of Technology and the Institute of Foreign Languages near the Royal University of Phnom Penh. An ancillary building will also be part of the project.
Rendering Revealed for Phnom Penh Cambodia Temple
"Isn’t it beautiful?" said President Russell M. Nelson to a gathering of Church members in Phnom Penh's Premier Centre Sen Sok on Tuesday night as he unveiled the official rendering of the Phnom Penh Cambodia Temple on a large screen in the auditorium. "I don’t know when the temple will be completed," he continued. "But I do know that, difficult as it is to construct a temple, it’s even more difficult to build a people ready for the temple. Preparation for the temple includes members of your family. Your preparation will bless them, too." The temple will be located on Russian Confederation Street, between the Cambodia Institute of Technology and the Institute of Foreign Languages near the Royal University of Phnom Penh.