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Address: 13th St. | Between 178th and 184th Sts., Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phone Number: 023-211-753
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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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Even if it is just for the courtyard

Peaceful and small museum but very well laid. Excellent explanations and even if you are not a fan of museums, the inside garden is a true haven.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We stopped by for a quick look. On entry a guide approached us. So glad we engaged his services. He was interesting and proud to show us around. Not expensive and so worth it. Plus we contributed directly to his wellbeing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We visited to try understand some back story of ancient Cambodia after already visiting temples like the Angkor Wat earlier in our travels. It was also a great way to get out the rain. The museum is very interesting, and has various feature rooms, but after a while you do begin to see a lot of the same statue or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Peaceful and small museum but very well laid. Excellent explanations and even if you are not a fan of museums, the inside garden is a true haven.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Visiting this place would give you a background about the khmer culture specially before visiting Siem Reap.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The museum looked promising from its grand exterior but its interior and curatorial experience pales much in comparison. There is scarcely any information available in English and it feels very much like a small storeroom of artefacts waiting to be transported somewhere else. There is a beautiful small courtyard in the centre worthy of a few photos but other than... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

In that time I used to go to The National Museum because there're made me happy and relax after work. There're have a lot of ancient thing, And it made me to known about history that it happened for a long time. The National Museum is very beautiful because of the garden, fish ,and flower that it have a good... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Could be better organized but informative. Wish more modern like Siem reap museum. Easy to find near royal palace

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Building and inner courtyard impressive with really stunning architecture. No a/c though so it was very hot and thought at some point that it was too much for me until I finally finished and reached the courtyard area. Nice to just chill out there and take some pics BC you're not allowed to take pics inside the museum. Recommended to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The building itself is beautiful, you see lots of treasures, but compared to the museum in Siem Reap for example, it is not well organised and most explanations are not in English, so it easily bores. I would not go there if I had known before, it didnot add value.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Arranged around a courtyard, you essentially walk in a clock-wise manner and visit sculptures and artefacts that are organised chronologically to explain the different periods of Cambodian history. The museum could use a bit more English signage or infographics to explain how the works are connected together, but as it is - walking by myself, I found it hard to... More 

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Additional Information about National Museum

Address: 13th St. | Between 178th and 184th Sts., Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phone Number: 023-211-753
Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Phnom Penh
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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