Norodom Sihanouk Memorial

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Sihanouk Statue
រូបសំណាកព្រះបរមរតនកោដ្ឋ
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General information
Architectural styleKhmer architecture
Completed2013

The Norodom Sihanouk Memorial is a monument commemorating former King Norodom Sihanouk located in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The bronze statue is 4.5 meters tall and is housed under a 27 meter high stupa in the park east of the Independence Monument.[1] The statue depicting the late king wearing a business suit cost about US$1.2 million and took about 8 months to complete. During the day the statue was inaugurated, public access to the statue was tightly monitored while armed military police were stationed near the statue in October 2013.[2] Norodom Sihanouk died on October 15, 2012 in Beijing, China,[3] and survived by his son, current King Norodom Sihamoni, and his wife, Norodom Monineath.

The statue is dedicated to Sihanouk's accomplishment on liberating the country on November 9, 1953 from French Protectorate in Cambodia.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sen, David (2013-10-13). "Sihanouk statue inaugurated". Phnom Penh Post. Retrieved 2017-04-29.
  2. ^ Khy, Sovuthy (2013-10-17). "Norodom Sihanouk Statue, Phnom Penh Still Under Guard - The Cambodia Daily". The Cambodia Daily. Retrieved 2017-04-29.
  3. ^ Johnson, Kay. "Cambodia's Mercurial Former King, Norodom Sihanouk, Dies at 89". Time. ISSN 0040-781X. Retrieved 2017-04-30.