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“Interesting...” 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 #19 of 79 Attractions in Siem Reap
Type: Museums
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“Interesting...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Give you a perspective of the Khmer Empire and you will have an understanding of all the different symbols you will see in Angkor. For those who plan to visit Angkor Wat, is always good to visit the Angkor National Museum so you can have better understanding. Well, if they have more explanation of the historical significance of the artifact then it will be great.

Visited September 2013
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“Very good attempt”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Museum is well laid out; with rare artifacts and worth a visit.
It could be better if they have indeed narrated the historical significance of an artifact; instead of just saying Buddha with Naga etc.,

Visited September 2013
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“4 hours of interesting history & really worth visiting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Called in on the 08/08/13 & spent around 4 hours enjoying the overall guide, remember no pics or cam video to be used inside, I spent for first 15 min's taking a look around from the front of the building, chatted with some locals & staff. On entering the Museum your able to store any personal items to the left side while your walking around, there is so much history to read about & professional videos to watch in some of the exhibition rooms, the water feature in the middle of the museum gives the place a cool feeling. There's a gift shop to look around with some interesting books & gifts [ a little expensive], a small cafe for those cool drinks & rest in-between the tour. I felt totally relaxed without feeling I had to rush & found the staff to be very polite & helpful. This is a Museum worth visiting & I have to say more suitable for adults.

Visited August 2013
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“Start your Angkor experience here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

A visit to the Angkor National Museum will give you the best prelude to your Angkor Archaeological experience. (Unfortunately, I visited this after my Angkor Wat tour.) The museum provides a historical perspective of the Khmer empire. You will understand the meaning behind the symbols you see at Angkor. An audio tour is available for an additional fee but it was so worth it. You can go at your own pace. Aside from the audio tour, there are introductory videos per gallery. I booked this tour online through its website and got a small discount on the entrance fee. I didn't even had to pay when I booked. I simply made a reservation. Also, the museum shop at the ground level is a must-visit as well.

Visited June 2013
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“Expensive, but a comprehensive introduction”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

Firstly, the museum is expensive in comparison to the Angkor temples, $12 plus $3 for an audio tour (recommended), compared to $20 for an entire day around one of the greatest sights on earth.

However, it is a worthwhile way of spending 1-2 hour;, from the top floor, working your way down, the museum expertly takes you through the periods of Cambodian history before extensively introducing Angkor Wat and Angkor Tom.

The audio tour added to this, explaining key artefacts - the cinema-style reconstruction of the sunrise over Angkor Wat is superb. I just wish we had been directed here before seeing the temples; we would at least have had a better idea of the meanings behind particular features.

Visited August 2013
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