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Vietnamese Friendship Monument

Tourist attractions in Phnom Penh are everywhere, some well known and some hidden away, the Your Cambodia team does our best to bring you as many of the well and lesser known attractions and monuments as possible. Here is one of the lesser known monuments.

Across the road and to the north of the Norodom Sihanouk monument is the Cambodia-Vietnam friendship monument. The monument was constructed during the 1970’s to commemorate the alliance between Cambodia and Vietnam during this period.

The park itself is known as Botum Park and is very close to the Royal Palace. The monument is designed in the classic “Soviet realist” style so often used across any of the former Soviet states or their allies.

The park is located near a Buddhist monastery and monks can often be seen enjoying the relative calm of the early morning or evening time. The park itself is also used for exercise by many locals who play badminton, football and running.

During the evening the local skateboarding and group dancing activities make this a nice place to relax and soak up the atmosphere. There are also plenty of local food stalls around for you purchase food & drink.

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Wat Botum Park, Sothearos Blvd., Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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