57th anniversary of Cambodian Independence

It’s another holiday for us! Does anyone know the reason why today is the day-off?

Yes, we know!

Today is the 57th anniversary of Cambodian independence and it’s the special day that all Cambodians will never forget.

Independent Monument during daytime

Independent Monument during daytime / by: Dara Saoyuth

Cambodia was under protectorate of France from 1863 to 1953 and King Norodom Sihanouk, father of the nation, played an important role in gaining independent for Cambodia. On this day in 1953, he declared the country has independent from French colonial.

In 1958, the Independence Monument, a 20-meter tall, red-stone structure standing in the city center at the intersection of Norodom and Sihanouk Blvd., was inaugurated to commemorate the declaration of Cambodia’s independent from French colonial. It’s shaped is like a lotus and it was built in the Angkorian style. It consists of five levels with a hundred snake heads.

Independent Monument during daytime

Independent Monument during daytime / by: Dara Saoyuth

Independent monument in nighttime

Independent monument in nighttime / by: Dara Saoyuth

Source: 1. Microsoft Student 2009 DVD

2. Cambodia Picture House Website

by: Dara Saoyuth

About Saoyuth

A graduate in Media Management with experiences working as a reporter with local and international news institutions, a multimedia team leader and a TV Producer for a LIVE News Show. Currently, I am a freelance video maker and social media consultant.

Posted on November 9, 2010, in Inform and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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