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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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Not worth the detour unlike the Royal palace and National Museum, Nicer at night with lights. Right in the middle of a nice grand boulevard. Hard to cross..

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Cannes, France
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Cannes, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Not worth the detour unlike the Royal palace and National Museum, Nicer at night with lights. Right in the middle of a nice grand boulevard. Hard to cross..

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Nothing revolutionary to see here. Limited information and not very many visitors. Good luck crossing the road to make your way over here. Enjoy!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Nice monument to mark the country's independence from the French colonial rule. It's in the middle of a 3 lane highway with lots of tuk tuk drivers fighting for your dollar around.

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Singapore, Singapore
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This monument was constructed to mark Cambodia’s independence from Over a hundred years of French colonial rule. It is situated right in the middle of a busy intersection, which is ironically very reminiscent of Arc de Triomphe in Paris. The monument itself is beautifully designed and looks lovely lit up at night making for good photos. There is nothing much... More 

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Table View, South Africa
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The site looks a little tacky on the ground level and this distracts from the temple itself. The temple is not t biggest I have seem and is still an active place of worship so be respectful. The entry fee of 1$ is minimal. Also be prepared to climb a few stairs to get to the temple. The most off... More 

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

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

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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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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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