Independence Monument

Phnom Penh

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Independence Monument

This tall building is a symbol of Cambodia's freedom from France, gained in 1953. This Angkorian style tower is mostly used as a landmark now, but the parks surrounding it are popular for picnics.

Do & See

Spend a day walking through the historical streets surrounding the Royal Palace, ride a tuk-tuk hopping from market to market, and end your day gazing at the shimmering lights reflecting off the Tonle Bassac. The city’s life never ceases as the old and the new live alongside each other.