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Address: City Centre, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phone Number: 855 23 72 3949
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This obelisk commemorates Cambodia's freedom from France in 1953.

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It's ok

It is in the middle of a busy roundabout. Its in one colour, so not that spectacular. But still a great building.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Gwen H
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is in the middle of a busy roundabout. Its in one colour, so not that spectacular. But still a great building.

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Thank Gwen H
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is cordoned off by bollards. It is in essense a building in the middle of a roundabout, pretty at night but nowhere decent to take a photo and traffic around it is nuts

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The monument itself is very impressive but the whole picture is amazing. The lighting at the monument and surrounds makes for some amazing travel photo's.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Whilst in Pnom Penh these landmarks are all local to see and are worth it. If you have a 'Tuk Tuk' driver with you, he will give you the full low down about all the history.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's a nice monument, and a very iconic one since it's located right smack in the middle of some of the big roads. You can't miss it if you travel around in Phnom Penh. But it's nothing memorable, other than the beautiful architecture. You can probably can enjoy it from the comforts of a tuk-tuk or car. It's also really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I used The Monument mostly to help identify where I was in Phenom Penh. Once you see it you won't forget it - it's significant in size. Traffic runs around it all day and very busy area. There is a green area but mostly worth a drive by in a duk duk. It lights up at night and is beautiful... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hearth of , With many meaning of Cambodian People. All Visitor must look at the independence monument status.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I had to have some stitches taken out of my arm and went to the Lonely Planet guide's recommended International SOS Medical Centre in 51st Street. It was excellent. When I'd finished I noted that I was very close to the monument and decided to take a look. It's a monument, it's a commemoration of Cambodia's independence from France and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lively,Very Nicely built--Historic, great feeling when you stand in front of Monument, must visit for all -:)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't miss it at the junction of major avenues. Especially nice looking at night time. Great place for a drive by, you'll be briefly mesmerized and quickly move on.

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