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. Arrange your visit to Independence Monument and discover more family-friendly attractions in Phnom Penh using our Phnom Penh online vacation planner .
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  • Beautiful view during the night time. A monument built to commemorate their independence from France. This is NOT a must do in Phnom Penh, but nice to visit if you are in area. Should not take more th...  more »
  • very close to the hotel , nice to walk around on a evening , familys out walking , children playing football , so relaxed there , so clean , no litter , no dog mess  more »
  • Builit in 1958 to commemorate Cambodia's independence from France in 1953. It stands on the intersection of Norodom Boulevard and Sihanouk Boulevard in the centre of the city.  more »
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  • The night view is fantastic. You can experience it to the fullest if you park you vehicle aside and start walking instead. There is park nearby so you can exercise and you can walk around to shop too.
  • The Icon of Phnom Penh. Its an Independence monument. Very photogenic and nicely Architectured. A must visit attraction of Phnom Penh
  • Very big monument with a large walkway right opposite to it. It's in the middle of a busy roundabout so you can't go close to it and see. You can still take pictures from the other side of the road. Opposite to it there a large walkway where you can see lots of people playing and jogging. Good place to see in the evening, plus there are lots of cafes around if you want to grab a bite.
  • Would be beautiful to visit at night. However, we visited this during the day. Still a great monument to drive or walk around. This was a significant moment in time when Cambodia gained independence in 1953.
  • Beautiful monument, bigger than I thought, but unfortunately you cannot step around it of through it like before. It's guarded up so you can only see it from the park view or you can ask your tuktuk driver to drive around it for you to take pictures lol
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