If you come to Phnom Penh, Cambodia
About Independence Monument
You must come here,Independence Monument
Independence Monument (Vimean Ekareach) was built in 1958 as a memorial to Cambodia’s independence from France in 1953. The Monument was designed by Vann Molyvann, an influential Cambodian architect; he has also designed the Olympic Stadium and many other buildings from the 1960-70s in Phnom Penh. Independence Monument is designed in an Angkorian style, shaped as a lotus-shaped stupa that consists of five levels and every level is decorated with snake heads. The monument is at its most impressive later in the afternoon when the shadows are highlighting the complexity of the design. At night time, the monument is beautifully lit up by red, blue and white floodlights, representing the colors of national flag. You will find Independence in the intersection of Norodom Boulevard and Sihanouk Boulevard in the Centre of the city. At the 9th of November every year Cambodia celebrates its Independent day, during this celebration the Independence Monument is the center of the activities. A ceremonial flame is lit on pedestal inside the monument by a royal representative or a high official, and floral tributes lines the stairs.
Resource from : Travel Cambodia
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 Cambodia 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, 20 minutes walking to AEON mall.
Walking in the monument is not permitted but its best view from across the street.
That is the relax place for everybody in Cambodia . We can take photo with beautiful view and fresh air. More thing independence mountain is near Koh Pich and river side also. We can walk along the street to eat something. In water festival this place is very crowded because many people from province they come to visit Phnom Penh. in the morning, there have many people do exercise and ride the bike around the independent mountain