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Address: 13th St. | Between 178th and 184th Sts., Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phone Number: 023-211-753
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This beautiful sandstone museum was opened in 1920 and showcases many fine...

This beautiful sandstone museum was opened in 1920 and showcases many fine examples of Angkor Wat statuary.

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Phnom Penh Full-Day City and Architecture Tour
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Traditional Dance Show
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Private Tour: Phnom Penh City Tour including the Silver Pagoda

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Best museum in Cambodia

Although not air conditioned there was so much to see here and we really learned a lot about the history of Cambodia. Only concern is that the items may not be housed in a way... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Hatton Vale, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museum shows the history of Cambodia. The audio in English really helps. A must see when visiting Cambodia.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Although not air conditioned there was so much to see here and we really learned a lot about the history of Cambodia. Only concern is that the items may not be housed in a way that will preserve them well.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Inexpensive for a rainy day tour, the museum is packed with statues and some other exhibits and pieces. Not a masterpiece but worth the visit. Note also tickets available at museum for Apsara dancing, very worth viewing!

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

an amazing collection of artefacts, but could be presented better. doesn't compare to Museum of Angkor in Siem Reap

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had expected a museum all about the history and different aspects of Cambodia. There was one small section on the Cambodians that fought in WW1, other than that it was just filled with statues.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Highly recommended all of visitors who come to Phnom Penh. Don't miss this place, good day to escape from the rain and good learn about Khmer Culture and Art. It's an opened air museum as there are some stones curving from Siem Reap 'Angkor Wat' exhibited there too. Love it!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

5$ entry and there is nothing interesting inside!! We spent 10 min. and we saw everything available!!Not worth it at all!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A red French colonial building which was constructed in 1917 with the purpose of restoring the ancient evidences of the Greatest Khmer Empire dated back from 1st century to 17th century is now called the National Museum. It is the biggest museum in Cambodia with 25,000 original statues collected from all over the country's temples. Since the size of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It is not very large nor massively interesting if you are not a fan of Khmer art, but is is a nice building and it is set in a way that you take a nice stroll among sculptures and other items and can sit down in the inner patio. Given the not so large touristic offer in Phnom Penh, I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

$5 entry. Lots of sculptures which are cool to see, probably would have got more out of it if we'd go one of the audio guides ($5) but we were quite happy to wander around. Interesting feature on the role of Cambodia in world war 1. Worth a visit if you have the time

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