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“Worth a look, fantastic design” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Independence Monument

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
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Owner description: This obelisk commemorates Cambodia's freedom from France in 1953.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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“Worth a look, fantastic design”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

This French-donated landmark is worth going past and getting some photos. Not far from the riverfront.

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“Visit at night”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

During the day, its just a monument in a roundabout. At night its lit up and worth visiting just to take a photo. That said keen photographers can get some really good shots here.

Visited January 2013
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“PP in 2012”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

an unenterable "building/tower" in the middle of a turnaround.... OK, what else then poor should I rate?
Better to go there at night, because it´s illuminated!

Visited December 2012
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“Beautiful in the night”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Ad you ride around Phnom Penh in your tuttut you will pass the monument many times. Make sure you drive by it in the night because that when it is best. The beautiful lighting enhances its beauty. By day time, it is not very impressive at all. Of course, it can only be 'visited' as you are driving or walking around it. You cannot go near it.

Visited January 2013
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“Nothing but a drive by”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Ummm, yeah, this site is not so much a stop and visit sort of deal. More of a drive by and wave type of thing. If you want your tuk-tuk driver to stop in order to get a photo with you in the background then I'm sure he will.

Visited January 2013
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