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Angkor National Museum

968 Vithei Charles de Gaulle Blvd | Khrum 6, Siem Reap, Cambodia
855 63 966 601
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Ranked #25 of 96 Attractions in Siem Reap
Type: Museums
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed the museum. When we went it was practically empty of tourists. You get to see some great Bas Relief up close and in air-conditioned rooms. Great curation and interpretation of the exhibits. I would recommend that you go and see a couple of temples before spending an afternoon in the museum. The next day go and see some... More

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Waltham Abbey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

I would highly recommend visiting this museum for the morning before hitting the Temples, it really will add to the experience and found it to be a brilliantly laid out experience, giving a real insight to the Kymer and the history of the temple complex

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Karratha, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Take a couple of hours to wander through this museum. There is a lot to see with a lot of the statues and carvings from the Angkor Park displayed here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

A trip to the Angkor Archeological Park is incomplete without visiting the national museum first. The artifacts are well preserved. The curation of this museum is well organized to bring the visitor through the age of Khmer Empire.

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Phan Thiet, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The museum has a lot of info about history of Angkor, Siem Riep and Khmer people. It is really a good idea to go there BEFORE you visit the Angkor temples.

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Spreckelsville, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Many of the TA posters recommend that you go to the Angkor National Museum before you tour the Angkor Archaeological Park and all the magnificent sites within. That's a recommendation. But it's not a reasonable one. Look, the reason you're in Siem Reap, Cambodia is to visit Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, and Angkor Everyotherwat, temple, ruin, and other historic and... More

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Jan Juc, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is a great Museum to start at before you take on the Temples. It has a very good range of displays that describe the history of Cambodia and how the various nearby religions have come to form Angkor Wat etc. You will get a great understanding of the Siem Reap and Temple culture before you head off on the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Our first air conditioned museum in Southeast Asia! We paid $15 each for the entrance and the audio guide. My brother and I spent 3.5 hours here reading and listening to everything. I really enjoyed the museum- but I also have tried to go to every museum I can here in Southeast Asia. We noticed many people past us up... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Was expecting to know more history about Cambodia and Angkor Wat. It does have a timeline on how things evolved, but more the sculpture and artistic development together with the influence from India and China, then Buddahism. People who likes the sculptures and materials each era used will be happier. As for myself, I am not an artisie person, so... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

I Lisa wish I had gone here before visiting the Angkor complex. It gave a lot of pieces of information that really made the excursion to Angkor wat more comprehensible.

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