Independence Monument, or Cambodian is called Vimean Ekareach, it’s located in the heart of Phnom Penh city. Independence Monument was primarily erected to mark the liberation of the country from the French, who ruled Cambodia for almost a century from 1863 to 1953. The location of the Independence Monument at the intersection of Norodom and Sihanouk Boulevards in Phnom Penh. [br]
There is a big open park at the Independence Monument and it seems to be a popular place among the locals. Smacked right at the corner of Norodom and Sihanouk Blvd, this piece of landmark is hard to miss. I took a nice picture of this piece but be careful because it is located in the middle of a roundabout.
The monument was built in 1962 to celebrate Cambodia’s independence from the foreign rule. It also serves as a monument to Cambodias war dead. It is the site for celebrations and services. When walking around in the city of Phnom Penh, have a look on the Independence Monument,10 minutes walking behind the Royal Palace. [br][br]
It is surrounded by very large parcs and fountains and the monument itself is not the most impressive in the city. The Independence Monument in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia, was built in 1958 following the country’s independence from France. It stands on the intersection of Norodom and Sihanouk Boulevards in the centre of the city. It is in the form of a lotus-shaped stupa, of the style seen at the great Khmer temple at Angkor Wat and other Khmer historical sites.
The Independence Monument was inaugurated in 1958 to celebrate Cambodia’s independence from foreign rule, now it also serves as a monument to Cambodia’s war dead. At night the monument is illuminated by red, blue and white floodlights, the colors of the Cambodian flag. It is the site of celebrations and services on holidays such as Independence Day and Constitution Day.