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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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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Can't go inside. Worth seeing it in the day and night. Lots of traffic around the monument. Can't really stand next to it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This monument is best seen at night with the lighting effect, but you will have to brave the steady flow of traffic as it's situated at a huge round-a-bout. The trick is to just walk. Chances are you'll drive past it over and over again anyway as it's located pretty central.

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Cushendall, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

It's a pity one can't go inside. One can't even stand on the steps for a photograph as the security guard won't let one.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Make sure you view in the evening when it's illuminated. An exceedingly COOL monument. Many excellent restaurants nearby with the delights of BKK1 a stone’s throw away. Be careful with the traffic!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

It's a nice monument to look at but you have seem it for 5 minutes you're done. It's nothing special and it's a little out if the way.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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Melbourne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We came across this monument a number of times while we were going to and from other places, but it's fairly average and not worth a trip just to see it

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Adelaide, Australia
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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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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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