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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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Still a bit down at heel but a vast improvement on the 1990s condition when the smell of bat dung made for very quick visits. Be aware of the women who will ask you to make an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Mainly Indian and Buddhist carvings and statues from Angkor and around. Worth a quick look but don't expect to be wowed. Better than some Asian museums but far from the best. Highlight were the early 20th C royal ballet photographs. Would have liked more history and less religion.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Still a bit down at heel but a vast improvement on the 1990s condition when the smell of bat dung made for very quick visits. Be aware of the women who will ask you to make an offering in every room. If you have the interest and the inclination, go ahead, but don't feel you have to.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The museum housed lots of artifacts from the Angkor region. They do not allow photography inside the museum as others have mentioned, but you can take pictures in front of the building. You are able to take a detailed look at a lot of the statues and carvings as most of the large items are displayed out in the open.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Forget it if you are not a fan of museum. Don't expect it is a large museum; however, it stored quite many pieces of sculptures and ancient pieces in the museum. And, for those who going to museum for photos, please don't go, because no pictures were allowed. However, there are some english description in the museum, which helpful for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

There are several rooms filled with statues and carvings from Angkor Wat. It was a little hard to follow since signage and descriptions were limited. It's probably worth the extra money to pay for a guide or check out the audio self guide. The grounds are really pretty and well maintained. Some great local eateries within walking distance for lunch/dinner... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a wonder take in if in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The Buddha statues are incredible and fascinating and the history of the arts in Cambodia are presented in such a way that is most pleasant and easy to navigate.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Anytime you walk into a museum, you gain more knowledge than you had before. We came here as part of a day tour. The admission cost is small compared to most attractions in other countries. Great statues inside, and outside of the museum. Don't miss this one.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I've been to Cambodia many times and never thought it worth going inside. I've always been happy to grab a seat and a cool drink outside. This time my wife was convinced to get me inside. I love Cambodia and its people but this was fairly bland which is understandable given the funds required to set up something great. There... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Do not believe tuk-tuk drivers if they tell you it is closed. It is open all day, 8-5 unlike the Royal Palace next door, which does close between 11 and 2. It's quite an interesting space, four fairly open buildings with a lovely green courtyard in the centre. It contains lots of Buddha statues and carvings from Ankor Wat and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The museum houses is one of the world's largest collections of Khmer art, including sculptural, ceramics, bronzes, and ethnographic objects. The Museum’s collection includes over 14,000 items, from prehistoric times to periods before, during, and after the Khmer Empire, which at its height stretched from Thailand, across present-day Cambodia, to southern Vietnam. The National Museum of Cambodia is located on... More 

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Address: 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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