INDEPENDENCE MONUMENT

The monument was built in 1958 to symbolise the independence that Cambodia gained from France in 1953. The French fully abandonned their interests in Indochina following defeat by the Vietnamese at the battle of Dien Bien Phu in May 1954. Independence is marked in Cambodia o­n the 9th November. The monument has a unique and peculiar style and doubles as a memorial to Cambodian patriots who died for their country. 

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River Cruises Phnom Penh
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The National Museum
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Handicdraft Centre Mekong Island
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The Silver Pagoda Phnom Penh

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Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Phnom Penh

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Phnom Penh

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