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National Museum

13th St. | Between 178th and 184th Sts., Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Ranked #15 of 45 attractions in Phnom Penh
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums, Art Museums, Museums
Description: This beautiful sandstone museum was opened in 1920 and showcases many fine examples of Angkor Wat statuary.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

this really is a treasure in Phnom Penh, in my view much more rewarding and interesting than the palaces,and temples, many of which seem to have been built or rebuilt in recent years. the building itself is coming up for 100 years old, and the design, and carved wooden panels with paintings are well worth enjoying in their own right.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

get a good guide book - there are so many interesting things to discover about this place. I did not have a 'live' guide so I can't say if they are useful or not. But there were plenty around

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Thames Ditton
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We were in Phnom Penh at the start of our holiday, so hadn't got our head round the history of the country, and the religions which influenced the exhibits. We were unable to keep our guide, as only National Museum staff were able to guide round the museum. We did not find the guide either interesting or helpful, so didn't... More

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Pattaya, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Interesting displays of Khmer artifacts and early 20th articles. Easy to find, the price was right ($5.00 USD) and easy to navigate. The inner courtyard, with water features and plants, was a cool respite from the heat.

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Leitrim, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

i found this museum a bit boring and tedious. the artefacts are poorly displayed and very little information available, some very nice pieces but not enough to keep me interested. really not worth the entrance fee!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

$5 per person for the entrance fee , garden is beautiful but need to pay $1 for photography , the info is less for a museum , cant really benefits from what we pay

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

very interesting place to visit, our tour guide explain us a lot about their culture and all the habits, so it was very passionating.

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Nice, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I enjoyed the museum in Siem Reap far more than this one. The repetition was tedious, perhaps this was not the museum for me, maybe I was tired by the time I got here. There were some beautiful pieces dating back many centuries and it was well laid out. If you have a passion for Khmer art then this is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We came here after the trauma of the Killing Fields and the S21 Prison. It was a welcome break from all of that. The building is filled with lovely treasures and in the centre is lovely restful garden.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

A well set out museum of sculpture. Beautiful things from different Cambodian periods. The museum is a lovely building with a beautiful courtyard. Just the right size of museum, it takes about an hour or so.

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