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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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  • It takes a lot to walk and get lost A Phnom Phen to enjoy the city. The river side brings you here :-)
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  • In the heart of Phnom Penh you can find this monument in the middle of a round a bout which is really nice to see both at day and night 
  • The lighting makes this's in the middle of the roundabout so quite dangerous to take closeup photos A drive pass would suffice I think.... 
  • 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.
  • The Independence Monument, known in the local language as Vimean Ekareach, was inaugurated on 9 November 1962 to celebrate the independence from French in 1953. This 20-meter high monument was designed by a modern Cambodian architect, Vann Molyvann, and is shaped in the form of a lotus, which also can be seen at Angkor and other Khmer historical sites. It's now one of the tourist sites you should not miss when in Cambodia. Traffic at the monument is often crowded.
  • Symbolic mounument to memorize the Independance Day from 90 years of French colony on 9th November 1953.
  • The Independence Monument in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia, was built in 1958 for Cambodia's independence from France in 1953 by the most popular cambodian architecture Vann Molyvann. It stands on the intersection of Norodom Boulevard and Sihanouk Boulevard in the centre of the city.
  • You'll probably pass by on your way to the palace. There's nothing really to explore, especially since its a round about in the middle of a busy road. But it looks quite nice at night with all the lights.
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