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Independence Monument, Phnom Penh

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An impressive landmark of Phnom Penh, Independence Monument commemorates Cambodia’s patriots and war victims in the central part of the city. Featured on the 100 riel banknote, this impressive 20 m (66 ft) tall lotus-shaped structure takes after Angkor Wat, celebrating the country’s independence from foreign rule. Erected in 1962, with carved multi-headed "Naga" snakes bursting out of the corners of lotus petals, this red-brown stone monument stands as the centerpiece of a roundabout surrounded by a large park area. The ignition of a flame under the arch and frequent flower-laying ceremonies take place at the site. Get a close-up view of the guards by foot, or admire this well-lit, majestic structure at night from afar. By using our Phnom Penh tour planner, you can arrange your visit to Independence Monument and other attractions in Phnom Penh.
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  • 金邊最醒目的地標 這應該就代表一個國家給人的印象 東京鐵塔 台北的101 紐約的自由女神像 巴黎鐵塔 沒有到這裡拍照留念就可惜了  more »
  • This monument looks much better at nights and from a distance, so don't come closer, because it's disappointing. Just pass by, take a picture if you like, but it doesn't deserve a special visit. You'l...  more »
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  • Beautiful area of Phnom Penh. Great breeze from the river. The monument itself is a sight to see, but the garden walk is a wonderful place to exercise especially in the evening. Soccer, badminton, and other sports are often in abundance.
  • This is a statue of Cambodia Independent from France. King Norodom Sihanuk brought this to us. Along this monument there is a long park for the people to relax and doing exercise every evening and early morning.
  • The monument was build since 1958 by the most famous architect in Cambodia. We can enjoy taking photo of the great master piece in the city. The best time is in the morning, evening and during the night time. Guess how many dragons' heads on the top of the monument? enjoy counting it.
  • Amazing architecture where you can ask tuk tuk to passby especially at night
  • The nice place for expats and local visit and enjoy every evening