Independence Monument

Independence Monument, Phnom Penh: Address, Phone Number, Independence Monument Reviews: 3.5/5

Independence Monument
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This obelisk commemorates Cambodia's freedom from France in 1953.
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DurstDan
Rothenburg, Switzerland603 contributions
Nice but not must see
Jul 2020 • Couples
Yes its nice. And new. Everything around also very clean and nice. That‘s it. Nothing special, not a must see.…………………..
Written July 1, 2021
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Thida
Lake Elsinore, CA3 contributions
Nice place for walking around
Aug 2020 • Couples
Jogging around before getting massage. Close to my hotel, and this monument was built after getting independence from colonial.
Written September 6, 2020
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Sherpa591575
Phnom Penh, Cambodia147 contributions
Independence Monument, Phnom Penh
Jun 2020
This stylish monument, erected in 1958, commemorates Cambodia’s independence from France in 1953. At 37 meters in height it stands in the center of a traffic circle where Norodom Blvd. crosses Sihanouk Blvd. It forms the center piece for various major celebrations throughout the year and at such times is decorated by many flowers. Getting close to the monument when celebrations are taking place is virtually impossible for understandable reasons of security.
At most other times it is accessible but crossing the busy roads can be problematic, just take great care.
I consider that the best photographs are taken in the evening when the monument is illuminated. Like-wise with the rather handsome King Norodom Sihanouk memorial which records his is death in 2012. This is a very short walk heading east but you cannot fail to see it with its a grand statue of the late King at its center.
There many restaurants, hotels & ATM’s in this area.
Written August 15, 2020
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Bj L
Surfers Paradise, Australia1,322 contributions
If youre in the area worth dropping passed and grabbing a few snap shots
Feb 2020
The architecture is impressive and this is a free attraction and can be seen from many angles and areas. If you are in the area its worth taking a look at and grabbing a few photos.

It looks quite different at night but is also worthy of photos day or night.
Written June 6, 2020
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amanda5805
Duncan, Canada3,896 contributions
Worth a stop if you are in the neighbourhood
Dec 2019
The Independence Monument stand in the heart of the City. It is in the middle of a large round about so we never made it fully over to its but armoire it from a distance. It was built in 1958 to Symbolize Cambodian Independence Day. We went for a walk on a Tuesday evening and were surprised that there were mostly locals there. Seemed like it would be a high tourist spot. A ladies dance group and people playing something like hackie-sac and beautiful fountains. It was a really fun spot to sit, enjoy and people watch. Great place to spend the evening.
Written May 24, 2020
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TheHumbleTravellers
Greater Noida, India615 contributions
Historical monument
Dec 2019
Its like many monuments made by each country in respect of some significant event. If your in town, you can just pay visit to this place and get some guidance from your guide.
Written May 24, 2020
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Gordon S
Guelph, Canada543 contributions
So So Monument
Feb 2020
The Independence Monument was in the middle of traffic and therefore we unable to get close it as the guide was afraid that someone would be injured. However, there wasn't much to see.
Written March 27, 2020
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Tomer
Tel Aviv, Israel12 contributions
An okay monument
Feb 2020
A well decorated square in the city. Not a must visit attraction, yet a nice place to look and get impressed by khmer design
Written March 17, 2020
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JMB50
Sprowston, UK415 contributions
Well worth a visit
Nov 2019
It doesn't take too long to visit here but it can be quite noisy as traffic passes on both sides of the monument. I would recommend visiting early in the day as it can be hot and there is no shelter. At night it also looks impressive as it is well lit and a nice area to stroll around.
Written March 10, 2020
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Rebecca D
61 contributions
Great place for an evening walk
Mar 2020 • Couples
Be careful crossing the roads but once you get to the monument there are loads of people walking and exercising. Best is at night when it is all lit up.
Written March 6, 2020
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