Cambodia-Vietnam Friendship Monument, Phnom Penh

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    Cambodia-Vietnam Friendship Monument

    by cal6060 Updated Jun 25, 2012

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    Cambodia-Vietnam Friendship Monument is located on streets between Street 7 and Sothearos Blvd. It was built in the late 1970s by the communist regime that took power after the Cambodian-Vietnamese War, which end the power of the Khmer Rouge regime. On top of the monument is the golden roof with Khmer design. The two heroic statues of Vietnamese and Cambodian solders plus a civilian women with a baby are displayed on the monument. This "Socialist realist" style design was developed in Soviet Union in the 1930s.

    This monument is in an open space lined with gardens and pathways, decorated with Cambodian and Vietnamese flags. If you walk further north, you will see a cute giant golden bird as part of its decorative items.

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    by Willettsworld Written May 2, 2010

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    Northeast of the Independence Monument heading towards the Royal Palace, this monument was built to a Vietnamese design in the late 1970s. Following demonstrations two decades later, the area surrounding the monument was dubbed Democracy Square. Today it is still used for political gatherings - when the government grants permission, of course!

    It features heroic statues of Vietnamese and Cambodian soldiers in the "Socialist realist" style developed in the Soviet Union in the 1930s, together with images of a woman and baby representing Cambodian civilians.

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    Cambodia-Vietnam Friendship Monument

    by runwitme Updated Dec 28, 2006

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    The monument is a large concrete monument to the former alliance between Vietnam and Cambodia. It was built in the late 1970s by the communist regime which took power after the Vietnamese invasion of Cambodia, which overthrew the Khmer Rouge regime.

    The monument is located in the centre of Phnom Penh not far from the Royal Palace. It features heroic statues of Vietnamese and Cambodian soldiers in the "Socialist realist" style developed in the Soviet Union in the 1930s, together with images of a woman and baby representing Cambodian civilians.

    You can couple this visit with the Independence Monument which is located not too far.

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    Cambodia-Vietnam Friendship (Liberation) Monument

    by Blatherwick Updated Jun 9, 2006
    Cambodia-Vietnam Friendship (Liberation) Monument

    The Cambodia-Vietnam Friendship Monument, or Liberation Monument, commemorates the 1979 Vietnamese liberation of Cambodia from the Khmer Rouge and reaffirms the friendly relations between these countries. Carved from Angkor marble by the staff of the School of Fine Arts, this monument features 3 soldiers and featured a Vietnamese design.

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