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National Museum

Address: 13th St. | Between 178th and 184th Sts., Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Ranked #19 of 124 things to do in Phnom Penh
Type: History museums, Art museums, Museums
Owner description: This beautiful sandstone museum was opened in 1920 and showcases many...
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Type: History museums, Art museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This beautiful sandstone museum was opened in 1920 and showcases many fine examples of Angkor Wat statuary.
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Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I would strongly reccomend this evening entertainment performed in the gardens of the Nationl museI would strongly recommend this evening entertainment performed in the gardens of the National museum. This is a troupe of talented young artists that trained and performed together for years. Their performance of both traditional and modern Khmer dances is superb. In addition, by buying a... More 

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Newport Pagnell
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Great detail is given to display artefacts depicting such advanced cultures of centuries past. On limited budget a creditable task has been undertaken

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Don't be surprised but the buildings are rather new, they reproduce very well the authentic Cambodian style. The museum itself is interesting and a must do visit. You can relax in the garden in the middle. It is too bad there is no café inside (whereas there are many around - no too far away).

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Torre-Pacheco, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The museum was ok, showing a lot of artisfacts from the 2 to the 14 th. sentury. Very oldfacioned in its built up. What I missed was more information about the live at that time, giving it more life! In total a little bit boring.

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Santa Cruz La Laguna, Solola, Guatemala
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Amazing how well preserved the 1400 year old pieces were. Also interesting back story on all the ancient art that has been stolen from Cambodia and there fight to slowly regain them.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

This place is really cool. It is not as fancy as some museums but the quality of the exhibits is great. There are many important and rare items on display. Definitely get a guide to take you through, you will find out so much more for only a few dollars it is totally worth it. You will find out the... More 

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Seattle, WA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

There aren't many must-see sights in Phnom Penh, but it is the capital city and this is the national museum. Displays are clearly marked in Cambodian, French and English but there is no overall guide and the history is complicated. Generally dark, dusty, and hot. Relics, even the most important, are in poor repair and not well protected.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The building and grounds are really beautiful. There are lots of different statues and artifacts inside and some interesting information about Cambodian history. It is quite small and doesn't take long to see. Worth a visit for the nice building.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Very impressive architecture but the show is not in order so there is not an order while visiting the museum. For us, it was not a must go in the city.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The museum is somehow smaller than the usual museum, but it is quite unique and charming. It is quite interesting as they exposed sculpture that were once in temples in the Angkor site, if you are interested in the Khmer culture, this museum is advisable.

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