The square near the Independence Monument is broad and quiet, and has now become a place for people to rest and trade in Phnom Penh. The Independent Monument is in the middle of a circular intersection. It needs to cross the road to visit it. However, there are no traffic lights. Be careful when crossing the road. The Monument to Independence was built to commemorate Cambodia's secession from French colonial rule. It is carved with 100 leading statues symbolizing the spirit of Cambodia, representing 100% of the independent state power.