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Independence Monument in Phnom Penh

Cambodia - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap - Sihanoukville - View Phnom Penh hotels Independence Monument in Phnom Penh The Independence Monument in Phnom Penh was built in the year 1958 in order to commemorate the country's independence from the French regime. It is located right at the intersection of the Sihanouk and the Norodom Boulevards that are there in the centre of the city. The Independence Monument of Phnom Penh is shaped in the form of a lotus shaped stupa that can be seen at the Angkor Vat and also the great Khmer historical sites. Vann Molyvann was the famous Cambodian architect who built the monument. It is a 20 meter high monument made out of red stone and it was erected by King Norodom who was King Sihanouk's father. Independence Monument at Phnom Penh is the center of attraction during the times of national celebrations particularly the Independence Day. There is a lot of activity that goes on during this

time and not only the local residents but the tourists also have a nice time in watching the celebrations. The attractions during the Independence Day eve of Independence Monument in Phnom Penh Cambodia are endless. A ceremonial flame is lit by a high or a royal official in the interior pedestal and the floral tributes are lined up on the stairs. These wreaths are laid down for the war heroes of Cambodia who have sacrificed their lives for the independence of the nation. Independence Monument in Phnom Penh is a major aspect of Sightseeing in Phnom Penh as you can also sit here and enjoy the solitude. Taking photographs are also allowed here. The Independence Monument in Phnom Penh is also where one can enjoy the refreshing breezes that blow from the Tonle Sap River during the summers. This is indeed a nice place where you can really enjoy the quietitude and hang out for quite some time.
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