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. The
statue depicting the late king wearing a business suit cost about 1.2
million USD 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. Norodom Sihanouk died on October 15, 2012 in Beijing,
China, 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.