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Address: City Centre, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phone Number: 855 23 72 3949
Description: This obelisk commemorates Cambodia's freedom from France in 1953.
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Good for an evening stroll

Not the most impressive of monuments, but nevertheless it makes for a nice stroll in the evening. I went here at midday and it was baking - not the best decision! Its close to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

It located in the center of the town and at night , this monument is lighted up brilliantly . Good place for tourist for a photogenic Picture as to say 'Hey ! I am in cambodia right now ".It is the main attraction of Cambodia too

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Not the most impressive of monuments, but nevertheless it makes for a nice stroll in the evening. I went here at midday and it was baking - not the best decision! Its close to nice hangout places and restaurants so its a useful stopover before you get stuck in with the nightlife.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The Independence Monument was built in 1958 for Cambodia's independence from France in 1953. It is intersection of Norodom Boulevard and Sihanouk Boulevard in the centre of the city. It is in the form of a lotus-shaped stupa, of the style seen at the great Khmer temple at Angkor Wat. It was designed by arguably Cambodia's greates mid-century architect Vann... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Much better at night, when it's all lit up, but heading most places in the city depending where you're staying, you'll pass it in the tuk tuk.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

A stop at the Independence Monument was the start of my Phnom Penh Tuktuk Tour. It is the focal point of the city. It is of modern and classical Khmer and Cambodian design that was built during the 1950s to celebrate Cambodia's independence from its colonial masters which was France thus its named Independence Monument. It has a touch of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Great place to walk around at night. The monument looked impressive with the lights-on than during the day. There are some good restaurants around the monument.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

nice monument conveniently located for a visit. you can stop by during city tour or to fill up your day

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This monument is beautiful and a great centre piece for a photo. Worth a visit and will not take long to explore

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I took a 30-min walk down Norodom Boulevard to the Independence Monument after sunset on 28 and 30 April 2015. On both occasions, I found the visit worthwhile. While the traffic surrounding the monument is heavy, reaching the Independence Monument takes you to the heart of the city centre of Phnom Penh. King Sihanouk's Memorial is just directly opposite the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Enjoyed visiting and seeing the Independence Monument lit up at night. We drive around the area by tuk tuk and then we walked around the park as well to take in all the sights.

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