Independence Monument Tours

Independence Monument
A 60-foot (20-meter) tall Angkor-style monument built in 1958, the Independence Monument was constructed to commemorate the Cambodians winning back their independence from the French in 1953. Renowned Cambodian architect Vann Molyvann designed the monument; the architecture is patterned after a lotus flower and adorned with five levels of Naga heads, which gives it a very distinctive look. Located in the heart of busy Phnom Penh, the Independence Monument attracts many visitors, not only for its unique architecture, but also for its location: it’s in the middle of a busy intersection and the eastern side features a large, open park that is a popular spot for locals to gather and jog or practice tai chi and aerobics. 

More than just a monument commemorating Cambodia’s independence, it also serves as a memorial to Cambodia’s war casualties and is a symbol of the end of Cambodia’s war. In remembrance, families place large wreaths at the foot of the monument for war veterans. At night, the monument is illuminated by red, blue and white floodlights, the colors of the Cambodian flag. It’s also the site of celebrations and services on holidays such as Independence (January 7) and Constitution Day (September 24). 

Practical Info

The Independence Monument is located on the corner of Norodom and Sihanouk Boulevards. It’s not really a location to enter, more of one to see; it’s free to the public.
Address: Corner of Norodom and Sihanouk Boulevards., Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Phnom Penh Hop On Hop Off

Enjoy the comfort of an air-conditioned shuttle bus as you checkout the top sites of Phnom Penh with this hop-on hop-off tour. Learn about this history of this colorful city from your expert guide thanks to on-board commentary and gain deeper insight into the cultures and traditions of local people. Make stops at the Killing Fields, Prison S21 and other historic landmarks as part of this memorable tour that's completely customizable according to your time and interests.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Private Phnom Penh Icons City Tour

History buffs usually head for Siem Reap, but Cambodia’s capital also has centuries of history to discover. On this full-day private tour, fill in some of the gaps in Cambodia’s story from the mid 14th century to Cambodia’s independence in the 1950s. Your guide moves at your pace on this private tour; with no waiting for anyone else, you’ll see as much of the city’s heritage as possible.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$61.00
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Private Tour: Phnom Penh City Tour with Mekong River Boat Trip

Immerse yourself in Phnom Penh on this all-day private tour. Visit the Cambodian city’s top attractions such as the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Cambodia's National Museum, and Wat Phnom. Plus, take a boat ride down the Mekong River to a working silk farm known as the Heng Naysim Traditional Cambodian Weaving House where you will see how silk is made, as well as have the chance to purchase products.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Phnom Penh city tour full day (Private tour)

This classic city tour was designed for First-time Traveler to Phnom Penh city, the tour will take you to visit the Royal Palace & Silver Pagoda which is a must-visit when you in Phnom Penh, following by National Museum (exhibits world’s important collection of ancient Khmer archeological, religious, and artistic from the 4th to the 13th centuries), Independence Monument, Statue of King Father Norodom Sihanouk, Wat Phnom Hill, Tuol Sleng Museum (The museum of Genocidal Crimes, it was used by the Khmer Rouge as a detention and torture center in the late 1970), take a sunset cruise along the Mekong River (depends on the weather), is the best way to see the whole view of this rising star city of Southeast-Asia and it was called “Paris in the east” during 1960-1970th.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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3 Days The Cambodia Capital

The package is suggested for the people who plan to stay in Phnom Penh for 2 nights.Highlight:Central MarketWat LankaIndependence MonumentAeon MallTuol Sleng Genocide MuseumChoeung EkRussian MarketWat PhnomRoyal Palace & Silver PagodaMekong River Boat
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Duration: 3 days
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