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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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Almost unbearably hot but still worth a visit

This is a bare bones museum with no air conditioning and very few fans, making it supremely uncomfortable to visit. However, the contents make up for it. To be that close to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is a bare bones museum with no air conditioning and very few fans, making it supremely uncomfortable to visit. However, the contents make up for it. To be that close to Ankoran sculptures is pretty awe inspiring. Also, their labeling is very thorough -- and as an extreme novice I learnt a lot. It was unfortunate that photography was... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The museum is located in the middle of the city and is easily accessible by tuk. It is just a single floor with a big courtyard in the middle. Not especially impressive, but for the price well worth it.

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The history of the national museum is interestingly, history in itself. The architecture of the structure, the story behind it and its role in preserving, curating, researching and promoting the cultural soul of Cambodia is invaluable. The collection they have is immense but since the museum is actually small for what it has in store, there is only a morsel... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Don't be put off by the new exterior. Lots of really old Cambodian artifacts which are ancient and have been rescued. No huge impressive statues but these objects have been dug-up by accident in the ground by the locals and were then given to the King when he was still young. The more impressive pieces disappeared many years ago!

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Rockhampton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Simple.. Take your time to walk around.. Is was amazing amount of history and people are the to help and take questions if you need help.

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Prague
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is my 5th time to PP since 2000 and I have been to the museum on each visit. This time I only went because I had heard the museum was exhibiting the new pieces finally returned from the Metropolitan Museum in New York. Alas, they are in Cambodia but currently being renovated so not on display yet. However, over... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

To prevent theft and also preserve the statuary, many of the best artifacts have been removed from the Angkor temples and placed here in the museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This museum is nice and interesting, not too big if you like shot visit or have not much time the entrance is 5$, so good value.

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Welling, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I took my parents and brother to see around Phnom Penh and we spend about ab hour hear. It's small but you can find interesting stuff. We met Mr Kpemsingh Chi ( Tuk Tuk driver) since we arrived Phnom Penh. He is an amazing tuk tuk driver who speaks English, honest, helpful and very friendly. We use only his tuk... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Between wars, colonial rulers, and smugglers, Cambodia has suffered much, including the loss of many of its ancient treasures. However, although small, the National Museum has some excellent pieces on display. Well worth hiring one of the guides to explain the history of the items to you.

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