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Address: 13th St. | Between 178th and 184th Sts., Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phone Number: 023-211-753
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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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Great introduction to the Khmer Empire

The museum is a good place to start learning about the Khmer empire. It shows plenty of items that were used by ancient Cambodians in their daily lives. The museum also tells a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The museum is a good place to start learning about the Khmer empire. It shows plenty of items that were used by ancient Cambodians in their daily lives. The museum also tells a bit about the history of the Khmer empire.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent a solid 3 hours visiting the 8 galleries and courtyard, exploring the treasures and stories of Cambodia's Angkorian history. Beautiful and striking artifacts with enough significant story-telling in each gallery to round out the experience and leave much more fully informed about the country. The courtyard is peaceful and relatively quiet (depending on the size of the tour... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I recommend getting one of the onsite guides, really interesting history dating back before and including Angkor times and more recent. I really enjoyed seeing and hearing about all the restorations and now France is returning some of the precious artefacts

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Sen Monorom, Cambodia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The sculpture of Cambodia is well displayed in the museums galleries in chronological order, which are set around an open garden courtyard. You would need to be interested in stone carvings to make this a worthwhile visit.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A good collection and display of pre-Angkor and post-Angkor sculpture pieces. just north of the Royal Palace. Open daily, 8am-11am, 2pm-5pm. Entry $3. No photography inside. English and French speaking guides are available.

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Chestertown, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A must visit place in Phenom Penh. The collection are worth the price of admission. If you've been to Ankor Wat, you will be very happy to see what they have here.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful building and interesting exhibitions that tell you how important was the Angkor Empire and how good were they skills

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the best Museum in Cambodia. I have been there with some friends and my best younger brother. I hope that there are many Ancient Statues that the young generation have never seen before. I hope if all of you want to see good ancient thing like that please come to Cambodia some day. Thanks Dany Takachi

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place, amazing building and gardens. Just felt totally Buddha'd out by the end as so many statues. Shame couldn't take photos. Definitely worth a visit though. Only $5 entrance fee.

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Hinton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The museum has a good collection of ancient and recent Kmer artifacts. I enjoyed it, however, it is pretty small compared to other National Museums in South East Asia. I'm the type who reads every sign, and I still went through the entire museum in about an hour. Given how small it is, I think it is overpriced, however it... More 

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