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Address: 13th St. | Between 178th and 184th Sts., Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: This beautiful sandstone museum was opened in 1920 and showcases many fine...
This beautiful sandstone museum was opened in 1920 and showcases many fine examples of Angkor Wat statuary.
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Private Tour: Phnom Penh City Tour including the Silver Pagoda

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Set in a beautiful garden. The guides are extremely pleasant and knowledgeable, which makes understanding all of the exhibits an enjoyable experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Set in a beautiful garden. The guides are extremely pleasant and knowledgeable, which makes understanding all of the exhibits an enjoyable experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I like the way the museum was really open and light and airy. Lots to see and read about the history of this beautiful country.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This museum is organised chronologically and is the perfect size for a 2 to 3 hour visit for those who wish to prepare a trip to see the Angkor temples. The art on display shows objects dating from the Pre-Angkor period, the Hindu period and then the Buddhist period (the statue of Jayavarman VII as the Leper King for ex.).... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Displays are limited and explanations of what is on display are often difficult to understand. Perhaps the Museum needs better organization as well as presentation. Certainly it could use more on archeology.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Ok, maybe if we had a tour guide to explain more it would be better. However, it was still a nice place to go and walk around. One thing that was disconcerting was how unprotected the statues are... They have no touching signs, but really how can you not accidentally or unconsciously touch? Also, like many other places they say... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

With only one day in Phnom Penh and a hotel very close to the Museum, we decided this was a good way to spend a Sunday. The Museum has an impressive collection of Cambodian artifacts albeit a bit confusingly displayed. The center courtyard is lovely, but the display explanations are a bit lacking.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

At 5 dollars this museum consists mainly of old statues of buddah. It has a pretty central garden and isnt a bad way to get out of the sun in the afternoon. There are fans but no aircon

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This will not be everyone's cup of tea. It is nineteenth century in architecture and presentation but if you've seen Angkor or done some research for your trip you can see the development of imagery and statuary across a couple of millennia in Cambodia. It helped me appreciate some of the styles I saw in Siem Reap and added to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Basic history museum, set in traditional building with beautiful landscaping in the inner courtyard. Although most items had efficient descriptions, many didn't.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Sorry but for a National museum this is not what I've expected. Very little explanations, not made to educate, just sculptures. It was also not well maintained. Maybe I am too harsh but if you compare with what you get in Siem Reap then you will understand.

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