Independence Monument

Local nameIndependence Monument
LocationPhnom Penh, Cambodia

The Independence Monument in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia, was built in 1958 to memorialize Cambodia's independence from France in 1953. It stands on 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 Khmer temple at Banteay Srei and other Khmer historical sites. The Independence Monument was designed by the Cambodian architect Vann Molyvann. It stands 37 meters tall.During national celebrations, The Independence Monument is the center of activity. A ceremonial flame on the interior pedestal is often lit by a royal or high official on these occasions, and floral tributes line the stairs. Every year, The Independence Monument is visited by foreign tourists and locals alike. Behind the monument is the Norodom Sihanouk Memorial, constructed in 2013.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independence_Monument,_Phnom_Penh

Address Samdach Preah Sihanouk Blvd, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Coordinates 11°33'23.175" N 104°55'41.472" E

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