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Address: City Centre, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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This obelisk commemorates Cambodia's freedom from France in 1953.

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Beautiful by night

Take a tuktuk or moto and drive around at night to soak up the both the exquisite monument and atmosphere of its vibrancy. Built five years after Cambodia's independence from... read more

Reviewed May 30, 2016
Sorcha K
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Reviewed May 30, 2016

Take a tuktuk or moto and drive around at night to soak up the both the exquisite monument and atmosphere of its vibrancy. Built five years after Cambodia's independence from France, and based on the architecture and structure of Angkor Wat, this symbolism of this landmark is not to be taken for granted. As it also serves as a roundabout,... More 

Thank Sorcha K
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Reviewed May 29, 2016

Beautiful place to stroll in the evening. Beautifully lit and surrounded by manicured gardens. Frequented by fitness conscious people to take their daily run / walk

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Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

I can't rate a monument. But the overall boulevard is nice. If you know the history of cambodia, the word independence is not worth a monument. In fact you can pas by in a tuk tuk an take a picture or read about it on the internet. It will be the same.

Thank Michel L
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Reviewed May 25, 2016

At night, the Independence Monument provides a great view, along with the surrounding parks. The best way to enjoy this landmark is to have a picnic in a nearby park. This is common with many of the locals. Grab some friends, sample some local food, find a seat or some grass to sit on, and enjoy the night scenery. Cheers,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed May 25, 2016

It noticed this many times when driving and always re-assured me I was heading the right direction!!

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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed May 24, 2016

it is on the end of a nice road ( the Cambodian 2nd promenade ) very lively and interesting walk (at night nice lights... they still have there new years day lights on ) . the monument is nothing special

Kochi (Cochin), India
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Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

The iconic Independence Monument is located in the Siahnouk Blvd and Norodom Blvd junction circle . It is built to commemorate the Combodia independence from France . The monument is beautifully designed with Angkor Khmer design , beautiful fountains were built around the circle. The stupas were built with intricate works and the cirlce is always busy with traffic. I... More 

Thank Ashwathram r
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed May 17, 2016

The monument is a very central spot in Phnom Penh and location of hotels and other points of interest are often referred to by their distance and direction to this landmark It always looks outstanding, day or night and there are parks all around it that offer pleasant strolling. Of course it is bordered by busy roads as well and... More 

Thank Muruk
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Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

It's a nice monument. You can't get too close as its in the middle of a roundabout but it's beautiful and worth visiting for a photo.

Thank Simon K
Semporna District, Malaysia
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Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Easy to come visit here using Tuk-Tuk (mobile vehicles earned) around the city of Phnom Pehn. The place is very beautiful and also many tourists and locals come here. Become a focus of many of the tourist and locals. More importantly, always be careful with your personal belongings.

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