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Independence Monument

City Centre, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+855 23 723 949
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This obelisk commemorates Cambodia's freedom from France in 1953.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average42%
  • Poor6%
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“from france” (34 reviews)
“lit up at night” (28 reviews)
City Centre, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+855 23 723 949
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Symbolic great value, and the design is nice. It is a landmark for Phnom Penh but can easily be skipped. During the day the traffic is just insane as is the pollution. The building and surrounding areas are beautifully lit at night!!! Would surely make...More

Thank Gajadama
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It's an important piece of Cambodian history and it's pretty as far as monuments as this go. But nothing more. It's on a roundabout so have your tuktuk driver make a full circle and make him stop for the mandatory picture and off you go.

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are taking a walk along the avenue, especially at night when all the locals are on their nocturnal wander & the lights sparkle in the trees, then the monument is nice to see as you pass. But it is basically just a large...More

Thank Kimblon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drive past it every chance you get, you'll spot something new each time. Located on a round about so stopping is hard.

Thank OutbackGal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very impressive monument best seen at night. To be fair we visited at the last night of there annual Independence Day celebrations. So lots of fire works

Thank Martin K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in central Phnom Penh, a roundabout where always seems heavy traffic. Hard to get close to it, but take photos from across the park where you can also see a statue of King Father Norodom Sihanouk.

Thank TiberiuDL
Reviewed 1 week ago

The monument stands between Norodom Boulevard and Sihanouk Boulevard in the centre of the city.The monument is said to be built in the Angkorian style. This is an impressive structure consisting of five levels decorated with 100 snake heads. Independence Monument was built in 1958...More

Thank Govindan60
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning at night but difficult to cross the road at the crazy round about to actually get to it. The monument is simply that and nothing else so across the road from the actual monument is the best spot for a pic.

Thank Partlyblonde
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We saw he monument whilst passing in a tuk tuk. It’s located on a roundabout so the best way to see it and take photos is to go round the roundabout in a tuk tuk.

Thank Secret1987
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This looks spectacular at night and worth a look. There are guards nearby with big machine guns who are not keen for a photo! Worth a look

Thank Wanderlust_Tarrants
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