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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 #19 of 39 Attractions 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

I have to agree with other reviewers; it's a landmark and you're likely to pass this frequently on your travels around the city. At the centre of a busy roundabout. It's not a place to 'visit', rather a monument to observe (for a relatively short time).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This is just in the city center and as a mark of Independence from France, this memorial is built recently in commemoration of free democratic Cambodia, according to our guide Mr.sumvan.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Set on a fairly chaotic and busy roundabout it is near impossible to actually get close to the monument. No doubt you will be passing by it during a visit to Phnom penh but I am unsure why it features as an attraction to visit!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

It's just a monument like you have seen so many of. If you pass it by tuk tuk or car it's worth 5 minutes of your time. But not a place you travel to see.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We passed the Independence Monument about 20 times during our stay, it smack in the middle of a big roundabout on one of the major roads in Phnom Penh so you will pass it by tuk tuk a few times most probably anyway! Nice Monument, great what it represents, but in reality a drive by is enough? & to be... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Not a lot to see here really, I would suggest just adding it on to a walk route of Phnom Penh, as it isn't worth a special visit in my opinion.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Set in the center of a major round about, this imposing monument is a symbol of the Cambodian peoples struggle for independence, spend long enough in Phnom Penh and you are sure to encounter it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

good for photo op at dusk. it's a big runabout with big monument. close to many embassies. from here you can walk to sisowath quay. took about 10 minutes.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Pretty monument at night when lights shone on it.. You'll probably go by it at a point. No need to make a special trip to see this!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

When we arrived in PP we actually pass by without noticing its existence. It is during our evening walk then its lighting caught our attention. Walk in the evening was cooling but really nothing you can do there except taking pictures for the purpose of "Been there, done that". So if time is not in your favour, don't bother. You... More 

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