According to legend the city was founded around this temple. A woman named Penh founded it, inside a tree to preserve relics, and it rose at the top of a hill. Hence the name "Temple Hill" and from this its meaning,Wat Phnom. The city that grew was named by combining the words hill and women, was Phnom Penh. The construction of this Buddhist temple dates from the fourteenth century and since this time it has undergone numerous renovations. It is very important during the Khmer New Year celebrations which are held in April. Located in a roundabout and at the top of a hill itis a special place among the things to visit in the city.