The monument is located in the east of downtown Phnom Penh, which is a landmark building in Phnom Penh, to commemorate the liberation of French colonial rule on November 9, 1953.
The monument was built to commemorate Cambodia's liberation from French rule. It is not only a key location in the heart of the capital, but also a place to bury sad memories of wartime and a reminder of pride in their country. It was built into a lotus shape, meaning that success or failure of any country depends on its people. The guide told us that there will be many people here during the National Day celebrations.
Phnom Penh Independence Monument is very Cambodian, the night view is especially beautiful, sitting in a taxi to see the Independence Monument in the night, deeply amazed, but unfortunately did not get off the bus to take a photo with it.
The Independence Monument (Khmer: វិមានឯករាជ្យ [ʋimiən ʔaekariəc]) in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia, was built in 1958 to memorialise Cambodia's independence from France in 1953. It stands on a roundabout in the intersection of Norodom Boulevard and Sihanouk Boulevard in the centre of the city. It is in the form of a lotus-shaped stupa, of the style seen at the temple at Banteay Srei and other Khmer historical sites. The Independence Monument was designed by the Cambodian architect Vann Molyvann, who was “personally selected and instructed” by Prince Norodom Sihanouk on how it should look like, combining “the religious and the secular.” It stands 37 metres tall.
if you come PhnomPenh pls don’t messing Independence Monument. because this area is the best location and nearby have shopping mall, river cruise and local restaurants