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National Museum

13th St. | Between 178th and 184th Sts., Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Phnom Penh City Tour including the Silver Pagoda
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Ranked #13 of 46 Attractions in Phnom Penh
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: This beautiful sandstone museum was opened in 1920 and showcases many fine examples of Angkor Wat statuary.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Pieces of all of Cambodias history are stored here. Interesting to have a look at. Some information facts not written in English. Lots of big groups and sometimes hard to navigate around them. Interesting artifacts on show some dating back pre Angkor. Worth a look the same day as Royal Palace and Daughters of Cambodia

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

It was informative to see the development of Cambodia culture. Unfortunately no photography permitted inside the venue.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

The National Museum is the epicenter of all Cambodia's heritage. The pieces inside are gorgeous and there's so much history around. There's even a little courtyard cafe to stop and relax in. Even better when caught in a usual rain storm :) Entrance fee is about $5. Ignore the tuk tuk drivers that will tell you everything is closed until... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

Centrally located. $5.00 entrance fee. A must see. The museum is only small but worth the visit. If you are going pre or post Siem Reap it adds some further substance to the historic sites.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

It is relatively very small but the artifacts and the models in the museum make for this. Is dedicated to the Cambodian history and hence a lot of Angkor influence in the museum. Good place to be for an hour or so.

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Not the largest of museums but pleased we took time out to go and was worth the visit and enjoyable You can walk into the centre of the museum which is outside and pleasant to sit just to relax and take in the flowers plants and fish which you can feed in the pond

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We were actually glad that we chose this for a visit after the palace as we were a bit tired and it was not fantastic. There were a lot of artifacts and we did enjoy walking through but went pretty quickly with less than an hour stay. The garden in the middle was quite nice and we did appreciate the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Lovely building and gardens. No photographs allowed inside. Very good exhibits made much better with a museum guide for half an hour. Major exhibits explained then time to potter around. Quite well laid out and well outlined in English.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The building housing the museum is lovely - reddy brown paint, and oriental design, with a beautiful central garden and ponds. The artefacts all have a good description in English, which is good, and there are some amazing pieces there. No air conditioning, so it's stuffy, so take bottled water with you. Right next to the Royal Palace, this is... More

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Batemans Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The museum houses a huge collection of pieces from Cambodia's history and it is must see for the travelling history buff.

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