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Keywords Change this

Monument

Project timeline

1958 – 1962

Type

Monument & Memorial

Location Change this

Norodom Boulevard
Phnom Penh
Cambodia

Architect Change this

Independence Monument, Phnom Penh Change this

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
by Vann Molyvann Change this
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The Independence Monument (Vimean Ekareach) in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia, was built in 1958 for Cambodia's independence from France in 1953.
It stands on the intersection of Norodom Boulevard and Sihanouk Boulevard 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 designed by the influential Cambodian modern architect Vann Molyvann.

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