Phnom Penh, 9 November 2021 (TDI): The Kingdom of Cambodia is celebrating the 68th anniversary of national independence, today. To commemorate the occasion King Norodom Sihamoni lit a victory flame. The Pakistani embassy in Cambodia extended greetings and well wishes, on the auspicious occasion

Independence Monument

The ceremony is held at the Independence Monument. The Independence Monument is in Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. It was built in 1958 to memorialize the independence of Cambodia in 1953, from France.

Independence Monument
Independence Day of Cambodia

The day celebrates Cambodia’s Declaration of Independence from France on 9 November 1953. France took over control of the country in 1853. After colonization of nearly 80 years, King Norodom Sihanouk launched a campaign for the independence of the country, in 1949.

Norodom Sihanouk-Father of Independence

The efforts of Norodom Sihanouk proved to be fruitful and in 1953 France agreed to decolonize Cambodia. He is revered as a hero and the Father of Independence in of the country. He was the king and Prime Minister; known as Samdech Euv.

Nationwide Celebrations
Angkor Wat Temple

Every year the country celebrates Independence Day with fervor and enthusiasm by the whole nation. State palaces in the are decorated and there are fireworks in the Chatomuk River which is in front of the royal palace of Phnom Penh. The day represents Khmer’s success over colonization.

Prime Minister of Cambodia

The Prime Minister of Cambodia gave a statement on the occasion saying that, “Independence Day on November 9 is to remind the mission for the country and the people by King Father Norodom Sihanouk who sacrificed his strength and wisdom to struggle for the real independence for his country.”

Prime Minister Hun Sen, National Assembly President, Heng Samrin, Senate President, Say Chhum, and other government officials, attended the ceremony.

Cambodia: Land of Angkor Wat
Flag of Cambodia with the depiction of Angor Wat Temple

Cambodia is a Southeast Asian country with Phnom Penh being its capital. Geographically, it has low-lying plains, mountains, the Mekong Delta, and the Gulf of Thailand coastline. The country oofers major tourist attraction in the form of beaches and historical sites.

The most famous historical site of the country is Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is a huge stone temple complex and a remnant of the Khmer Empire.