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“Well worth the visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of War Museum Cambodia

War Museum Cambodia
Kaksekam Village, Sra Nge Commune, Siem Reap, Cambodia
+855 97 457 8666
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Ranked #41 of 195 things to do in Siem Reap
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Owner description: The War Museum Cambodia in Siem Reap is the only war museum in Cambodia. The museum has a unique collection, you can take a free guide (a war veteran) and you can hold small arms.
Melbourne, Australia
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“Well worth the visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Ended out here by chance, were so glad we did. Our guide Suon was amazing. Telling us his life story was extremely sad, however made you appreciate the horrific times Cambodia has seen. Would not have been the same without him. Not much to the Museum itself, apart from some old artilary and photos. Its the guide that makes this place worthwhile.

Visited August 2014
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“Worth a few hours”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is an outdoor exhibit of old planes, tanks, guns land mines etc. They sit you down at the start and explain the Cambodian history which helps too. Our guide had 1 leg blown off by bland mine.About 5km out of town..get the tuk tuk to wait as its a very quiet area.

Visited July 2014
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“Go here!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This place is full of old rusty war material (tanks, mines, ak47 and more). When you go here you MUST talk to the guide and listen to his life story. Our guide (named Soun) was a war vetaran who learned english just because he wanted to show the world the cruelty of war. His story was extremely touching and well spoken. Dont be in a hurry, but take your time and listen to the stories. I hope Soun (our guide) will write a book someday....

Visited July 2014
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“War remains.. Sad history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

CC ( 2014.07.27 )
This museum was made in the garden with war remains. There were many artillery, tanks, antiaircraft cannon, etc. In Cambodia, many people hurted by landmine with sad war history. This place was very calm and solemn, but the atmosphere was not bad. Take your time with slowly walking around there. That's good, I think.

Visited July 2014
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“Dont miss this place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

One of the place to visit if you are travelling to siem reap this reminds us how cambodia was looking during the war. The guide are the victims of those terrible land minds/veterans that still located in fertile land of cambodia.

Location is with in City limits after the military camp est 8 mins. From old market. Lesson learned negociate with tuktuk driver before proceeding asking price is 15 usd old market to war museum to market. Entrance fee 10/person. Just give tip to guide though they say that its for free tip box is also available at the main entrance.

Visited August 2014
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Resselaar, Manager at War Museum Cambodia, responded to this review, August 3, 2014
Dear Redstaff,

The entrance fee is $ 5/person. Not $ 10/person.

The entrance fee includes:

- a free guide (e.g. learning the history, explaining about the different mines and weapons, personal war stories)
- holding small arms (m16's, khalasnikov's, rpg's)
- free photographing/filming

Nevertheless, it is truly sad to hear that you paid too much for the tuktuk driver. Go and return from the market would cost you only about $ 5,00.

Kind regards,

Management
War Museum Cambodia
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