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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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Nice when you are around

Really big statue in the middle of a busy roundatbout. Worth taking a picture when you are nearby. It is close to the riverside.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really big statue in the middle of a busy roundatbout. Worth taking a picture when you are nearby. It is close to the riverside.

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Thank Traverl8275
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Centrally located, difficult to miss when driving thru Phnom Penh city. Well maintained lawns around the area

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Thank Lovetobevegetarian
Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is what i remembered from Phnom Penh last time I was there. This superb landmark stands out and there is something" je ne sais quoi" in that monument that make me feel like no other sites in this city. Lucky my hotel room had a room with a view on this landmark.

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Thank Stephane G
Melbourne, Australia
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363 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Interesting enough monument but surrounded by chaotic traffic and noise. Not relaxing or anything special during the day. Would be more attractive at sunset or night time.

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Thank Michael C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice walk around sunset, a lot of locals hang around. It is must while you on PP especially in the end of the day.

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Thank Matin V
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In the centre you see this monument from far away, placed at the end of a green area full of life late afternoon. The traffic around is stunning and it is a miracle every time you manage to cross the street.

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Thank Conni p
Cork, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is an impressive monument celebrating Cambodian independence and we happened to visit it on Independence day when it was guarded by soldiers and had flowers adorning the surrounds. The walk between the monument and the Royal palace is beautiful as the area is full of large green areas and parks which though a bit overgrown are stunning. The temples... More 

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Thank NiallODonoghue
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 423 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Independence Monument in Phnom Penh is a huge construction in the middle of a hectic traffic roundabout. It had no message for me. If I think about the proud flag pole with the huge Malaysian flag on Merdeka Square in Kuala Lumpur, well, that is a monument shouting "independence". Take or leave this graceless concrete construction on your Phnom... More 

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Thank Hendrik_NL
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful at sunset and evening lit up. The park to the East of the monument is a nice place to walk, take some photos and enjoy some "fresh" air.

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Thank Kirsten P
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's nothing special, so don't be upset if you can't make it. It's beautiful because of its lighting at night, so maybe go for a walk before or after you dinner.

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