We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Independence Monument

City Centre, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+855 23 723 949
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Private Phnom Penh Icons City Tour
More Info
and up
Phnom Penh Hop On Hop Off
More Info
and up
Mt Oudong and Phnom Penh City Tour
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
This obelisk commemorates Cambodia's freedom from France in 1953.
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good33%
  • Average42%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“from france” (33 reviews)
“tuk tuk” (102 reviews)
City Centre, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+855 23 723 949
Write a Review
Reviews (1,323)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

11 - 20 of 930 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're wandering around Phnom Penh, it's impossible to miss this monument. Sat in the centre of one of the busiest roundabouts in the city, it's worth taking a few minutes to have a look at and take a few happy snaps, particularly if you...More

Thank FruitofLove
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cool Monument, can see from your car.. other than that don't make a trip just to see it. Think about what it represents and appreciate what it stands for..

Thank Travis C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This monument marks one end of Norodom Boulevard. No need to make this a specific get to place, as you will more than likely pass it several times while seeing our sights. The roundabout traffic is hectic so don't be expecting any solemn ambience. Encourage...More

Thank Intrepid4ever
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Another impressive monument in Phnom Penh, but no need to hop out of your tuktuk and try to navigate through the traffic to get a better look.

Thank Caitie93
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You should just drive by it. It is beautiful, with some incredible history behind it but I wouldn't recommend stopping in the middle of a roundabout and take a look. It's still beautiful even while driving past it on your way to the palace.

Thank marcurr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There's really nothing special about this monument but I think it's the Khmer style. I've seen other similar around the country

Thank aprilsfreak
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There really isn't anything too special. You can photo is from anywhere on the roundabout but you can't get up close unless your driving round the roundabout. Saw it both day and night - both views were good. You're bound to pass it at some...More

Thank Keru N
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Easygoing didn't cost anything to go there the locals gather around at night and dance great to watch close to restaurants and the water front all flat easy walking

Thank alanaaron61
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Traveling around Phnom Penh, one is bound to pass this monument many times, and yet even just casually passing by I am always inspired by its simple, spiritual elegance in honor of the human desire to be free. It evokes the past while offering inspiration...More

Thank MW46Jackson
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Like much if the old architecture in Cambodia, the skill and creativity of the monument is amazing. We visited at night when it was all lit up. Stunning

Thank RCaldbeck
Nearby Restaurants
Bistrot Langka
450 reviews
.25 km away
lone pine cafe
197 reviews
.24 km away
Java Cafe & Gallery
296 reviews
.17 km away
Luna Restaurant & Bar
188 reviews
.18 km away
Nearby Attractions
Statue of King Father Norodom Sihanouk
155 reviews
.18 km away
Bassac Lane
50 reviews
.41 km away
Temple of the Lotus Blossoms
19 reviews
.49 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Independence Monument staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines