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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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Phnom Penh Full-Day Small-Group City Tour

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Very Striking Facing The Prime Ministers Grand Residence

The monument itself is situated in the middle of a very busy thoroughfare with a three lane highway on either side of it. The central reservation/median is where the Monument is... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The monument itself is situated in the middle of a very busy thoroughfare with a three lane highway on either side of it. The central reservation/median is where the Monument is situated and a great green open space too. Not easy to get to, but well worth the effort. The boulevard leads down to the Riverfront.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This is something you will see if you go around enough. It is on Sihanouk Blvd near one of the bigger mansions in Phnom Penh (the Prime Minister's house). It looks nice at night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We were surprised when we stopped to see the statues and park-like area. There are wide walkways that many people enjoyed on a Sunday afternoon. Families, youth playing badminton, and walkers all enjoyed the walkways and green spaces. This long stretch of green is bordered on the two long sides by heavily trafficked main streets, but is big enough that... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The monument itself is quite grand but it is surrounded by noisy traffic and not easy to get to. It would be better situated in a large park where you could appreciate it better.

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Ruthin, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

As part of a walk around the city, or a tour, then do have your camera available for this photo opportunity .. however it is missable if your time is extremely limited.

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Bolton, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

you look at it - you appreciate what it stands for and you pretty much move on - it wont be the most memorable thing you see in phnom pen - the nearby dairy queen caught my attention more ;p

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Who wouldn’t get his attention when passing the Independence Monument. It’s huge, and strikingly grandiose. It is in a form of a lotus-shaped stupa of the same style of the Angkor Wat in Siem Reap. A great place to snap some pictures from your camera.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This massive monument sits at the junction of Norodom Boulevard and Sihanouk Boulevard. It is difficult to stop and get a decent photo because the roads here are so busy.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We went here during the day, and it was hot as hell, we took some good photos and had a Sit on the grass. We later returned that night which was much better as it was all lit up.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We rented a moto to go see and take a picture. The base is blocked by a low wall so I don't think they want you walking in there. While taking picture's we parked our moto across the street. While taking four photos a group of teens tried to steal our bike. The monument is great looking in photos. That... More 

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