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“Drive by only” 3 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.
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“Drive by only”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Drive by it, snap a quick photo, "oooh ahhh" and you are done with this one. Not much to see and it's in the middle of a roundabout. Don't make it a stop on your list of places to visit because you will most likely pass it at some point. It looks better lit up at night but I would still snap a quick pic and leave the area (esp. at night).

Visited August 2013
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“landmark”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

If U R at Phnom Penh, you gotta know this place cos it has alot of parks around it and its where you find the locals living and exercising daily at the parks. Important landmark to know to tell the tuktuk drivers the directions. Visit at night its photoworthy. :)

Visited August 2013
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“Not much to it”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Been by a couple of times. I haven't seen any interpretation or people there so I haven't stopped. Maybe there is signage I'm not seeing. As it stands, a drive by suffices.

Visited August 2013
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“been to cambodia? take a pix here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

first time visitor must not miss taking the pix with the Monument as background. the place is usually close for some important ceremonies by the government. do take care when you go there as some walking and crossing the streets can be a bit tricky.

Visited August 2012
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“Part of Phnom Penh”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

It is just a monument situated along the main road of sihanouk street, further up the street is the main shopping area for branded goods in Phnom Penh, like Mango, Adidas etc... The best view of Independence Monument is from the sky bar in The Place at night! You get a panaromic view of the city and also the lit up Independence Monument.

Visited May 2013
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