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Independence Monument

Address: City Centre, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phone Number: 855 23 72 3949
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Phnom Penh Full-Day Small-Group City Tour
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Ranked #45 of 124 things to do in Phnom Penh
Type: Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This obelisk commemorates Cambodia's freedom from France in 1953.
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Type: Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This obelisk commemorates Cambodia's freedom from France in 1953.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Any tuk tuk driver will give you a tour of Phnom Penh in which this is included, if you get a good driver they provide information as you go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I like the design and the historical story of it. It's great for night photographers as there are lights around and there is also another great statue of Cambodian late King nearby.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Built in 1958 commemorating the Independence of Cambodia from the French rule standing at the intersection of Norodom Boulevard and Sihanouk Boulevard in the centre of the city. The structure is that if a Lotus shaped stupa built in the Khmer style that is presominant throughout Cambodia. One cannot miss this awesome structure dominating the centre of the city surrounded... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

You'll pass it a heap of times in your tuk tuk. It's a massive statue in a nice garden outside the University (one of them)

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Papamoa, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I drove past it alot to from my hotel, was beautiful at night and heading through the very busy round about it sits in the middle of is pretty exciting

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The Independence Monument is a superb structure. It is very high and stands alone in the middle of one of the most beautiful avenues in South-East Asia. It is best observed at night time so take a walk and go right up to the structure and read the writings on the monument. Do not miss this experience whilst you are... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Easy to reach & beautiful to look at this monument is particularly spectacular at night when it & all the surrounding boulevards are lit up.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Nice enough during the daytime but beautiful when lit up at night. Visit around sunset an watch the aerobics and tai chi classes starting up. Some great foodstalls along the Eastern side. Serving BBQ, papaya salad etc. - delicious and cheap!

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This is a nice monument which is well lit in the evening. It is a bit difficult to approach given the extensive traffic but from afar it is a lovely piece separating the traffic.

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