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“Visiting the Obelisk Independence Monument in Phnom Penh, Cambodia”

Independence Monument
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Ranked #13 of 121 things to do in Phnom Penh
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Owner description: This obelisk commemorates Cambodia's freedom from France in 1953.
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“Visiting the Obelisk Independence Monument in Phnom Penh, Cambodia”
Reviewed November 23, 2012

Something to see while in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. You can't miss it ... east to find at the large traffic circle (round-a-bout) on Norodom Street. This impressive obelisk Independence Monument commemorates Cambodia's freedom from French rule in 1953. It was particularly pretty with a bright blue sky on the afternoon my wife and I visited it in October 2012 while on a Viking River Boat Land-Mekong River tour at that time.

Visited October 2012
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“Very grand”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

A huge imposing structure, and why not. After all the Khmer have a great deal to celebrate after so many dreadful experiences in recent years.

Visited November 2012
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“nice monument of Phnom pehn”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

at the other end of Norodom st, the monument is easy to find at the big roundabout.
nice photos at night where the lights are lit-up! best is at dusk where the sky is dark blue. amazing shots!

Visited November 2012
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“OK”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

We've visited it on our way back from The Killing Fields, just passing by, but this is all you can do, take a look. It is a monument that represents the sacrifice of the people for their country.

Visited October 2012
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“Okay but not amazing”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

It is a part of the scenery in Phnom Penh but not a tourist attraction i would say.. so many beautiful buildings contribute to the overall picture of the city.. but sure, its beautiful

Visited September 2012
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