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National Museum

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National Museum Admission Ticket from Phnom Penh
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National Museum Admission Ticket from Phnom Penh
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This beautiful sandstone museum was opened in 1920 and showcases many fine examples of Angkor Wat statuary.
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13th St. | Between 178th and 184th Sts., Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+855 23 211 753
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All reviews khmer art angkor wat central courtyard angkor period beautiful building siem reap great collection worth a visit on display royal palace take pictures couple of hours sculptures history bronze hindu buddha
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Reviewed today via mobile

Honestly, I was looking forward to visiting the National Museum. When we got there, I was like, NO way, this cant be it. I have heard that this is worth popping by to learn lots. But, it turned out otherwise unfortunately :( The only thing,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed today via mobile

This is hardly a museum; more a collection of buddhist and hindu figures and carvings from various ages. You can hire a recorded explanation for the absolute detail. Laid out symmetrically a la Angkor Wat it is four sides with ponds in the interior.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A small but interesting museum with several well preserved statuary in an architectural beautiful building -- the courtyard is especially peaceful. Worth a half hour visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 1kramer2
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's not a huge museum, but it has key bits and I would highly recommend a visit prior to a trip to Angkor Wat. It has one of the earliest uses of the number "0" on one of the exhibits. We've been twice!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank immaterialman
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Worth a walk through as it is interesting to see the various sculpture styles through the ages of Khymer history. Not a big museum so can do in one hour.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Peter A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Located in a beautiful Khmer style building, the national museum of Cambodia is a must see attraction while in Phnom Penh. It showcases Khmer culture and history from pre-history, through the Khmer empire up until the French colonial era. Beautiful thousand year old sculptures and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CallanDW
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Although this is supposed to be the national museum of Cambodia, the quality is very low. The place is packed with artefacts, but little historical info is provided. There is little information provided on the rich history of the country neither has the management tried...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank timmiulder
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A place to see if you are into Hindu and Buddhist artefact. Though if you are also into unique architecture then you need to see the building. Do have at least one hour for this visit as you want to sit outside in the garden...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LiniHarun29
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Its a small museum i took only 45 minutes to cover all..very small compared to other museums in the world.. i like the world longest handloom which has genus world record..For me its not that much worth for the ticket price...

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank darshanaBR
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Large collection of art and artefacts from all eras of Cambodian history. Lots of beautiful and fascinating things but not many signs describing what they are and what they were used for, who the gods are that are depicted etc. Most just had a sign...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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August 8, 2018|
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Response from StevefromNorwich |
I believe we paid $16 each per adult, we were disappointed as there is nothing but statues, statues and more statues. (Royal Palace is fabulous....a much more interesting venue...worth every bit of the entrance fee and... More
January 7, 2018|
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Response from Navigate809573 | Reviewed this property |
There is not any air conditioning here. However, if you go to Ankor Wat. It is good opportunity to switch on your physical into hot hi-humidity mode. I recommend to bring several bottle of water, folding fan and wet... More
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Response from JohnandSandy | Reviewed this property |
I do not recall but there is a cloakroom in the museum which states: "Cloakroom facilities are available at the main entrance. Please leave large items and bags here." So not sure if there are lockers for luggage / backpacks... More