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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Independence Monument Reviews
Nicht nur das Monument für sich ist sehenswert sondern die Umgebung - Tags aber auch Nachts anschauen. Auf dem grossen Boulevard ist immer was los. Und der Wat Lanka ist gleich an der Ecke. Lässt sich... more »Not only the monument itself is worth seeing, but the surroundings - day days but also at night. There is always something going on on the big boulevard. And wat Lanka is right on the corner. It is easy to combine.
This monument is located in the same park as the King Father monument. The structure looked very grand. The monument was built to commemorate the independence of Cambodia from France in 1953. more »
Nice monument with fountains and nearby large grass park area. I do not believe you can currently climb into the monument as it was fenced off during visit. Many people will cross to walk around and nearby monument. Good for photos during the day and has lights at night.
Cool place to spend your evening to night. Local people use it to have a little exercise and hanging around. there are so many lamp that make it place feel lively at night. And the coolest, you can enjoy this place with no fees.
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