Statue of King Father Norodom Sihanouk

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Statue of King Father Norodom Sihanouk, Phnom Penh Overview

The Statue of King Father Norodom Sihanouk is the Norodom Sihanouk Memorial located in the capital city of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It is a monument commemorating former King Norodom Sihanouk, who is credited for his efforts in liberating the country from French colonization. The memorial is one of the tourist attractions for people exploring Phnom Penh city and is worth making a stop while traveling here.

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Norodom Sihanouk Memorial History & Significance

The statue of the former statesman and the prime minister is made of bronze and painted in gold. It is housed in a beautiful Khmer style stupa at a roundabout located east of the Independence monument, another famous landmark in Phnom Penh. It cost about 1.2 million USD and took about eight months to build this memorial site. On public holidays and weekends, the complex is lit with colourful lights. Norodom Sihanouk memorial is a famous place for a hangout for the locals who picnic here in the evenings and weekends.

How To Reach Statue of King Father Norodom Sihanouk

The statue of Norodom Sihanouk is located close to the city centre of Phnom Penh and takes about 25 minutes to arrive. You can rent a Tuk-Tuk for about 6 USD for a round trip that can be shared. You can also get there by hiring a motorbike for about 8 USD per day. It takes about 30 minutes to get there on foot.

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