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Independence Monument

City Centre, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+855 23 723 949
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This obelisk commemorates Cambodia's freedom from France in 1953.
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City Centre, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+855 23 723 949
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A lovely place to visit to see the vast cultural differences of our two countries. A must see if you are visiting the country.

Thank karenhuggins
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's not the coolest or grandest of monuments, but it is an interesting piece of architecture and you might as well get a picture with it since you're here! Try and stay on the grassy park area that's on the other side of the street...More

Thank WafflesTheWalrus
Reviewed 6 days ago

This monument is devoted to the Cambodian independence from France in 1960s. It was a great event, and no wonder this magnificent monument reminds it. It is not possible to ignore it walking in Phnom Penh especially during sunset time.

Thank Yura V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Usually just referred to as the monument, it is in the middle of everything, at the junction of busy Norodom and Sihanouk Boulevards. You will pass it many times during your visit to Phnom Pehn. Most impressive when lighted at night. (Visited 2011-13.)

Thank Cambodia2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just be careful getting anywhere closer to that monument, I think you are safer at a very far distance because the traffic is insane. Defs go at night for a stunning view

Thank PhDWanderer
Reviewed 1 week ago

This imposing monument is well worth a visit either at night or during the day. At night it is at the heart of the local's after-hours social activities and looks amazing all it up.

Thank crosis
Reviewed 1 week ago

The monument celebrates the nation's independence from France. It stands 20 meters tall and was built between 1958 and 1962. It is shaped like a lotus like stupa and was designed by the Cambodian architect Vann Molyvann

Thank Alex
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

History Monument in heart of city, stand in middle of beautiful place around by relaxation garden. Independence monument very greatest designed idea.

Thank Sok San Beach R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The carving is great and it looks awesome at night but its located in the centre of the a median strip down the centre of a major road. You can see it from the tuk tuk or car and also from the many roof top...More

Thank Coleen P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a big monument in the middle of a big roundabout, not much more than that. It certainly is a landmark in Phnom Penh, but it is not a "visitable" place, just a pass by spot. The boulevard at Preah Sihanouk starting from the...More

Thank Sergi_B4
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