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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%
  • Terrible1%
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“from france” (37 reviews)
“lit up at night” (31 reviews)
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City Centre, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+855 23 723 949
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very large monument in the heart of the city, no need to make special trip here as you will probably pass it numerous times whilst exploring the city. Looks better at night when all lit up.

1  Thank James Amanda R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a nice stroll in the Independence Monument continued to the Friendship Monument on the way to the Royal Palace!

Thank Yuliana H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is right in the centre of the city. And was built to celebrate the independence from the french. It is typically well lit and looks good at night. We can skip this, or just pass through siting in a cab..

Thank faisaldaud
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a monument in a big avenue. It takes 10 minutes to see it and walk around by a pedestrians area special made to walk.

Thank Lucho Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

Passed the Independence monument and park a few times everyday as it was on the way to our accommodation, always nice to walk around there rather than on the side walks. In the evening, people do sport around there etc...

Thank Mylene_Laurent
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very impressive monument in the center of the city. Hard to miss, since it is huge. In the evening it is more beautiful, as they light it up.

Thank Shlomi T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This monument sits in the middle of sihanouk blvd. Easy to access and free but not much to it and much more interesting things to visit.

Thank shadrew68
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An impressive monument in the middle of the road. Photos can be taken from the vehicle as you drive past. It's shame that it's not in a park where the visitor can pay proper homage to it.

1  Thank Jenny C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was built in the year 1958 to memorialize Cambodia’s independence from France in the year 1953. It stands on the intersection of boulevards in the centre of the city. The structure height is 20 metres or 66 feet. It is in the form of...More

Thank Mehul_Kirit_Shah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

located in plain sight of the city,nearbty the royal palace and indo china monument. visit early in the morning for a good photo shoot with not so many people

Thank tiqa a
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