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Independence Monument

City Centre, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
855 23 72 3949
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Ranked #24 of 47 attractions in Phnom Penh
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Description: This obelisk commemorates Cambodia's freedom from France in 1953.
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Adelaide, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This beautiful monument was built in 1953 to celebrate independence from the French, it is also a memorial dedicated to the memory of those who died for the country. Sometimes at night it is lit up in the colours of the national flag, red, blue and white. This landmark provides stunning photo opportunities day and night.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

The Independence Monument celebrates the independence from the French colonial period. It is a tower/ stupa based on the design of the towers of Angkor Wat, in a park which acts as a large oblong roundabout. It is pretty enough, especially at night but I don't think it's actually worthwhile visiting. There isn't anything to do there and there are... More

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Looks very nice at night time and it's an ode to the past, but there's nothing else going on. Walk around or brave the traffic to stand in the road for the best picture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

When travelling in Phnom Penh we tend to relate were we are in relation to various buildings and buildings. One of these is the Independence monument. This is a great monument during the day but when they switch on the colored lights and activate the fountains its is spectacular. Situated on Noradom Blvd and Sihanoukville Blvd it gives a great... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This is in the middle of the road nice but just drive past in your tuk tuk. Beautiful at night. Lots of night life happening around this area. A memorial to their history. Worth a quick drive past

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Hue, Vietnam
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

It's a nice monument standing right in the road. However that's it. Just that. You can ask your remork (tuktuk) driver to go around it once or twice but well there's nothing much to do with it.

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Gateshead, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

If you head down to the central area of Phnom Penh you can't miss this man made impressive structure in the middle of the roundabout. Good representation of the countries independence and fairly attractive. Better at night when it is lit up. No need to specifically go to see this as it's in the same area as many of the... More

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

At night, they put lights on which makes it really really nice. It's in the middle of a busy rotunda so most people drive by it on a daily basis. It's a good reminder of their history.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The real reason to visit the Independence Monument is to observe the nightlife of Phnom Penh. Best time to go is early afternoon as the locals go there to walk around the park for their daily exercise routine. The circle of motorcycles and cars around the monument is also an experience to behold. It seems that there should be an... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Get your tuk tuk to drive by it for a look. No sense in stopping.... its just a man made monument anyway.

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