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Address: 13th St. | Between 178th and 184th Sts., Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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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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Well worth a visit. We couldn't take our guide with us as you have to use their specially trained guides so we just looked around on our own and it was fine.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Love anything ART and the museum has some great pieces. People were touching the artifacts, which I didn't like, but no one was there to stop them from doing so.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

As a lover of good museums, this museum is nothing short of a letdown. There are few descriptions and those are woefully uninformative. If you visit Angkor Wat, there's nothing new to see here. Even the paid tours leave you wanting more.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit. We couldn't take our guide with us as you have to use their specially trained guides so we just looked around on our own and it was fine.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our visit and quite interesting place. Entrance fees is 5$ each. Museum is quite small and not in a good condition but it's worthwhile visiting when you are there. You should hit this place b4 u go Siem Reap/Angkor Wat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

I thought the building was outstanding. I know the collection is also very good. I wish the signage had been a little better but definitely worth going for an hour or two.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Very worthwhile visiting with some stunning pieces (particularly the Jayavarman VII staue) and some helpful write-ups on this historical and religious background, but a more than a few plaques / descriptons missing completely for pieces, and in one case - the three statues with Vishnu in the middle - the outer two staues had the plaques mixed up, or at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed my visit to the national museum and learned a lot from it. Sadly, the place is not in a good condition and has been neglected but has some very intersection exhbits. Well worth a vist.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

If you love archeology, ancient history, architecture, culture in general, this is a good place to start. This is located just in the heart of the city. There is a small fee collected at the gate. This is unguided tour. I do not find this place a huge museum but the artifacts are really worth seeing.

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Phnom Penh, Phnum Penh, Cambodia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Well worth to visit, great surrounding. I really enjoyed the ponds with the fish, which gave me a nice time to rest from the heat. During my visit monks came in the afternoon (around 4pm) to sit also at the ponds and feet the fish as well as chat a little with the visitors.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The museum has many statues, steles and other ancient artifacts but we were disappointed to see that birds desecrated many of them. With all the cheaper labour we hear about in Cambodia, one would expect people to be on full time cleaning duty. It is worth seeing for the historical value but we were sad to see these works of... More 

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