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This was close to our hotel so we visited a couple of times. It is a massive open public space and the locals use it for exercise, playing games, music and entertainment, and at night, they set up tables and chairs for street food. A...More
I stayed nearby.The square becomes a hive of activity from late afternoon with mobile food stalls appearing and locals exercising.The monument is a thank you to the Vietnamese for freeing them from their appalling Pol Pot.
When the Vietnamese finally couldn't tolerate the horrors of the late 70s occurring in Cambodia the changes began that have led to a renewing Phnom Penh as a Capitol City, that people can be free to move about and make lives by their own choices....More
The area around this monument is one of the greatest areas to check out at night in the entire city. It's full of local getting out and wondering around, large groups of people dancing, and kids playing all kinds of sports. It's truly a wonderful...More
This was another interesting monument given the sometimes fraught state of Cambodian-Vietnamese 'fraternal' relationships- but nevertheless eye catching and photogenic in nature. I was amazed to hear local people casually using the loaded pejorative 'yuon' for Vietnamese people near the monument, though, so maybe old...More
The monument is typically communist architecture, so not much to it, but interesting nonetheless when you know the history of both countries and still mitigated relationship nowadays. The monument is part of wat botum park, which is great for a stroll during the day, and...More