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“good visit” 4 of 5 stars
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National Museum
13th St. | Between 178th and 184th Sts., Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Ranked #8 of 29 Attractions in Phnom Penh
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: This beautiful sandstone museum was opened in 1920 and showcases many fine examples of Angkor Wat statuary.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“good visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

to learn about the pre-angkorian and angkorian history. tales of the gods and kings, the museum is a must visit

Visited November 2012
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73 reviews 73 reviews
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“That's a nice museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

This is what I call a very nice museum, you will find there everything from Cambodia's history, although a lot of them are from the Angkor period (a lot of sculptures), after all it was the best of their history.

Visited October 2012
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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“Go here before Angkor Wat”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

A lot of important information about the heritage of the Cambodian history connected to the temple era is to be found here.. beside this they have a beautiful garden... It is a very small museum so you wont have to spend long in here..

Visited September 2012
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Houston, Texas
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Do not miss if you are in Siem Reap!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

As other reviewers have commented, best to visit this museum either BEFORE or BETWEEN your visits to Angkor Wat temples. We are so surprised the museum does not receive more visitors - it is First Class and SO WORTH WHILE. We spent maybe 90 minutes there - wonderful history and exhibits top notch. A Must See in our opinion.

Visited October 2012
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“Beautiful, small museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Go see what was taken by the French from all those Khmer ruins. It was add perspective to your Angkor Wat visit. It's a well laid out museum with an extremely limited collection, but totally worth the visit, not that there's much else to see in PP.

Visited November 2012
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