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
Quoique vous fassiez vous passerez devant ce monument....bien fait, pas vilain et pourtant "banal"....comme partout les monuments de l'indépendance ou à la gloire de...sont assez sans intérêt. Cependa... more »Whatever you do you will pass in front of this monument.... well done, not naughty and yet "banal"... .as everywhere the monuments of independence or to the glory of... are quite irrelevant. However, the park surrounding it is a place of walk or various events on the part of Cambodians. But let us remember that it marks the independence of Cambodia.... That's the most important thing!
Day time and night time in this place is very different. For tourists, if possible it is always good to have both images. Hun Sen parks is a place where locals and expats have their walks at night tim... 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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