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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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I appreciate that this commemorates a significant moment in Cambodian history but you'll probably see it out of the window of a cab and that's about as close as you need to get... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2013
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

I appreciate that this commemorates a significant moment in Cambodian history but you'll probably see it out of the window of a cab and that's about as close as you need to get. If you're in Phnom Penh for more than a few hours you'll see it so you don't have to go out of your way. Looks much better... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Important monument in the history of modern Cambodia so worth a visit. Lit up at night so perhaps better photos in the evening. Other than that, it's a box ticked and back in the tuk tuk.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Lovely and surrounded by parks. A great place to take a photo at on a sunny day with your family and maybe your tuktuk driver.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Beautiful monument, but not a place you need to allocate spending a lot of time. If you're on a quick tour of Phnom Penh, this is one thing you can just drive by and appreciate that you saw.

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Henan, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

It looked pretty cool, especially at night... but wasn't a major visiting site. It is in the middle of a giant round about, so we didn't feel like getting run over just to take a few pictures. We had our tuk-tuk driver pull over to the side of the intersection so we could admire it from afar. It took all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This was built to celebrate Cambodia's independence and the Independence Flame was lit by King Norodom Sihanouk,a previous King who returned from exile and is widely regarded as the Father of independence. The structure itself is not massive, built in traditional mixed Hindu/Buddhist style

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This monument is so beautiful and makes me proud for my country. I really love to see it and always makes me happy to visit it

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

It is likely that you'll pass by this monument in a tuk tuk when doing a city tour, however if you miss it, do not worry. It is within a large round about, quite tall and modern, but does not compare in my opinion with the other ancient cultural buildings in town. It looks better at night when lit up.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Looking good near very nice garden i was there around 6pm it was a lot of people walking i think thy are local people

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

One of the main landmarks in Phnom Penh. See it both in the daytime and at night. Nice photo shots. There is a Wat (Lang Ka) nearby. Go visit it as there is a beautiful Buddha inside.

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