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“Good museum as a lead in to the temple visits” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Angkor National Museum

Angkor National Museum
968 Vithei Charles de Gaulle Blvd | Khrum 6, Siem Reap, Cambodia
855 63 966 601
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Ranked #24 of 97 Attractions in Siem Reap
Type: Museums
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“Good museum as a lead in to the temple visits”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Visited here the day before going out the temples to get some background and orientation. It is a well laid out and large museum. Could do with a little more in the way of English labelling. Good collection.

Visited December 2012
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“This is a very good museum, Worth the visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

This was a very good museum. It is focused only on the history of Angkor and its artifacts so you won't find random irrelevant exhibits to waste your time. This would be a good stating point before you visit the temples as it is very educational, but like every one else, I hit the temples first And this was last on my list.


That said, I do think the price of 12 per person to be high and I think that the no photos policy is really stupid. Museums normally restrict photos based on copyright, But none of this is copy written. All of this is easily photographed at the temples, but not allowed in the building for the same items. You must also leave purses, Backpacks and bags at the desk in open unlocked bins. While we didn't have any theft, It does make you worry the hole time you are looking at the exhibits if you will have anything stolen. Lastly, This museum gift shop make all others look like bargains. Extremely high prices on average gift shop items. Lots of items for over 2000 us dollars.

Like it said, I am glad I went, But a few simple policy changes would make this a great museum.

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“Good miseum for a regional town”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Visited the museum today, is a very good display of the hostory of cambodia, i would recommend visiting the museum before Angkor Wat, if your timetable permits. This is not the british national museum, nor the Smithsoneon, it covers the history of cambodia and in particular the cultural and religious aspects. It is not very big so a couple of hours should see you through

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“Pretty average museum”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

For an internationally important museum dedicated to a UNESCO site I was a bit disappointed. I agree the entrance fee was a bit high, however if there was more to see and you were allowed to take photographs it would have been worth it. When I saw displays that interested me or my daughter we really wanted to take pictures but were always left unsure if it's allowed or not.

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“Great displays of Khmer heritage”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

We spent a couple of hours here on the afternoon of our arrival in Siem reap and before heading out to see the temples. It gave us a good understanding of the Khmer heritage and obviously a great way to preserve some of the Angkor Wat artifacts. Put aside a couple of hours to do the place justice.

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