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“Worth seeing” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Independence Monument

Independence Monument
City Centre, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
855 23 72 3949
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Ranked #15 of 29 Attractions in Phnom Penh
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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Owner description: This obelisk commemorates Cambodia's freedom from France in 1953.
weston-super-mare
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“Worth seeing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

The Independence Monument is situated in the middle of a roundabout although you can walk across to view it. It has been very well done and is a credit to those who made it. What is quite sad is, not far from there there are very poor dwellings with many families sleeping in one room which is basically a tin hut.

Visited October 2012
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“looks nice in the evening”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

passed in on the way to the riverside, looks really nice when the lights are on at the evening. for sure you will pass it several times during your visit in phnom penh

Visited November 2012
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“Visiting the Obelisk Independence Monument in Phnom Penh, Cambodia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Something to see while in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. You can't miss it ... east to find at the large traffic circle (round-a-bout) on Norodom Street. This impressive obelisk Independence Monument commemorates Cambodia's freedom from French rule in 1953. It was particularly pretty with a bright blue sky on the afternoon my wife and I visited it in October 2012 while on a Viking River Boat Land-Mekong River tour at that time.

Visited October 2012
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“Very grand”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

A huge imposing structure, and why not. After all the Khmer have a great deal to celebrate after so many dreadful experiences in recent years.

Visited November 2012
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“nice monument of Phnom pehn”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

at the other end of Norodom st, the monument is easy to find at the big roundabout.
nice photos at night where the lights are lit-up! best is at dusk where the sky is dark blue. amazing shots!

Visited November 2012
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