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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非常具有象徵意義的獨立紀念碑，是一定要拍照的地方。切忌拍照時要有雙手，而且要注意後方是否有機車靠近。這裡是非常容易被搶劫的地方。 more »A very symbolic monument is a place where photographs must be taken. Never take pictures with your hands, and be careful to see if there is any thing close to. This is a very easy place to be robbed.
The independence monument,standing 37 mts tall, is based on the central tower of Angkor waat. built in 1958, to commemerated independence from france. Its just a pity it is situated on a massive busy ... 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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