Golden Lion

Attraction Golden Lion Traffic Circle, Krong Preah Sihanouk, Cambodia Published on: 13-11-2015

2 hours
07:00 PM
08:00 PM
Second-time visit
Attraction
Kids
Free
Architecture
Temple & Monument
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The Golden Lions Monument is the most recognizable landmark located in the middle of the traffic circle between Sokha and Ochheuteal beaches.

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Why Golden Lion is special ?


The Golden Lions Monument is the most recognizable landmark in the city of Sihanoukville in Southern Cambodia. Locally referred to as Vimean Tao Meas in Khmer, the monument is hard to miss since it is in the middle of a roundabout highway that leads to the famous Sokha, Serendipity and Ochheuteal beaches. This is a major tourism thoroughfare in this rather very tiny city. Surrounding this prominent monument are hotels, seafood restaurants, karaoke bars, and guesthouses.


Constructed in 1996, the Golden Lions Monument has a variety of meanings as told by locals, but no one is quite sure what it officially stands for. The monument is made up of two gleaming golden lions: the male lion stands proud with mouth open while his crouching lioness looks calm and benevolent. Locals say that as they look at it, they remember the violence that beset the country through the years and shaped the Khmer’s inner tranquility and calm despite the pressing national hardships.


Source: http://cushtravel.com/golden-lions-monument-mighty-and-calm/


What to explore at Golden Lion?

Golden Lions Monument has become a tourist attraction, a major tourism thoroughfare in this rather very tiny city. With a gleaming gold colour, the lion is standing, its mouth open in a perpetual roar; the lioness is crouched at his feet, face benevolent and calm, the gardens around the monument places and the traffic circle is surrounded by Cambodian restaurants and karaoke and, this site have become a popular evening hangout for the locals, particularly local teens and foreigners.

Selling points

  • - A statue in the middle of a roundabout
  • - Centre Of Sihanoukville, Big Lions
  • - A Slice of Khmer Life
  • - Classic landmark that everyone knows
  • - Good landmark for locating where you are
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Total travel distance
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Number of places
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  • It is a popular place for the locals to hang out at night
    Things to do
  • Surrounding this prominent monument are also hotels, seafood restaurants, karaoke bars, and guesthouses.
    Things to do
  • Good seafood restaurants located on the street around the monument
    Food
  • No need to go out of your way to see, you can see it is from the back seat of a taxi but most travelers will undoubtedly encounter these beasts as they pass by.
    Experience
  • It’s easily to be recognized and shouldn’t be ignored to pass by on the way to the beaches.
    Experience
  • The police hide on the road, in the morning hide on the way to downtown, afternoon the opposite.
    Experience
  • Best time to visit the monument is at night when all the lights are turned on.
    Timming
  • It's the large statues of a lion, and it's a symbol of the town with many meanings.
    Other
  • Tourist should be careful of the road and the trafic to downtown.
    Safety
  • The Golden Lion Monument is located in the roundabout between downtown Sihanoukville, Sokha beach, Serendipity beach and Ochheuteal beach.
    Location
  • Serendipity and all the bars and guest-houses are just a short stroll from the lions
    Things nearby
  • The road to Serendipity beach runs off of the Golden Lions Traffic Circle.
    Things nearby

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Usually you can meet couple monks here.

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Circle, monks sometimes

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Универсальный ориентир. Площадь со львами знают все. А дальше - или в сторону морды, или в сторону хвоста )

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A must see in Sihanoukville are the "Gold Lions" at the roundabout at the end of Ekareach Street. Have your photo taken in front of them, so that your friends will see how big they really are. The lions are one of the best kept attractions in Sihanoukville, and probably every motorbike or tuk-tuk driver knows how to take you there. There are many cafes/restaurants around this area, where you can have a cold drink (draft beer) and ponder the lions, while the world races by!

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This is a very bright big roundabout on a busy five way intersection. It has been undergoing a bit of an upgrade by being slightly widened with a grass area surrounding it. You don't have to go out of your way to see it as if staying in Sihoukville you will eventually pass by it.

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I think that these are among the best giant golden lions that i have ever seen, although they do distract you as you are driving around them and are likely to cause accidents.

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Usually you can meet couple monks here

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A must see in Sihanoukville are the "Gold Lions" at the roundabout at the end of Ekareach Street. Have your photo taken in front of them, so that your friends will see how big they really are. The lions are one of the best kept attractions in Sihanoukville, and probably every motorbike or tuk-tuk driver knows how to take you there. There are many cafes/restaurants around this area, where you can have a cold drink (draft beer) and ponder the lions, while the world races by!

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