A colourful Buddhist temple, offering free one-hour Vipassana meditation sessions in its central vihara at 6pm on Mondays, Thursdays and...
Norodom Sihanouk Statue
In the park just east of Independence Monument is an impressive statue of the legendary former king/prime minister/statesman King Father...
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A Cambodian outpost of the popular Quan An Ngon in Saigon, this place brings street food to a sophisticated setting. The concept is...
cnr Norodom & Sihanouk Blvds · interesting places nearby
Independence Monument information
Modelled on the central tower of Angkor Wat, Independence Monument was built in 1958 to commemorate the country’s independence from France in 1953. It also serves as a memorial to Cambodia’s war dead. Wreaths are laid here on national holidays. In the park just east of here is an impressive statue of the legendary former king/prime minister/statesman King Father Norodom Sihanouk, who died a national hero in 2012.
Nearby, in Wat Botum Park (ឧទ្យានវត្តបុទុម) opposite photogenic Wat Botum , is the optimistically named Cambodia-Vietnam Friendship Monument , built to a Vietnamese (and rather communist) design in 1979. Concerts are often held in the park, which springs to life with aerobics, football and takraw (foot juggling with a rattan ball) enthusiasts after 5pm.