The Independence Monument in Phnom Penh

September 2007 Issue

The Independence Monument in Phnom Penh


The Independence Monument

The picture in the July issue shows the Independence Monument in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

This lotus-shaped stupa, built in the Khmer style, was built at the intersection of Norodom and Sihanouk boulevards in 1958 to celebrate Cambodia’s winning its independence from France in 1953.

Eight readers sent in correct answers, and RUSSELL E. BENTON of Hickory, North Carolina, won the drawing.

We thank Mr. and Mrs. Peter Beuret of Santa Barbara, California, for sending us the photo.
The Independence Monument in Phnom Penh