Angkor National Museum
Angkor National Museum
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Angkor National Museum - The Legend Revealed During the Golden Era of the Khmer Kingdom, one of the ancient civilizations of this world was being created. It was the origin of Khmer art, culture, and architecture. These great inventions became one of the few wonders of the world that still amaze people throughout generations that still hold a great impact in present Cambodia society. Angkor National Museum takes pride in revealing the royal historical path of this Golden Era of the Khmer Kingdom through state of the art multimedia technology to provide visitors a full pictorial story of the legend for easy comprehension. Angkor National Museum will take its visitors through the journey back in time from the creation to the highest point of Khmer civilization. Through the use of interactive exhibits, visitors will develop a deeper understanding of customs, traditions and different beliefs of the ancient empire.
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Lee Meadows
Siem Reap, Cambodia62 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
We are planning on visiting a number of historic sites in Angkor, so we wanted to understand the timeline and link between the sites before we go. This museum is perfect for that. Admission is $12 per adult, and I recommend the additional $5 for the audio guide. The museum is well laid out and takes you from pre to post Angkor history and explains the carvings in detail and the sequence that they should be viewed. Highly recommended.
Written January 6, 2023
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Callum Douglas
Hamilton, New Zealand32 contributions
Jan 2023 • Solo
A fantastic museum outlining the history of the Khmer dynasty, spanning several exhibits across a two storey building. Definetly spend an hour or 2 exploring this place if in Siem Reap. Relatively cheap admission cost as well, although there is an extra charge for the audio guide (I recommend this if you are heading there solo) .
Written January 14, 2023
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AzRat
Arizona1,914 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
December 2022 - A must see if you want a primer for Angkor Wat/Khmer history. USD 12 admission for foreign visitors plus 5USD the audio guide. Well worth it! We have been on several tours of Angkor Wat and the surrounding temples over the years and it was difficult to grasp the all the information thrown at you by the guide. We had been to the museum in 2012 but were to frugal for the audio guide, there’s just too much reading! Anyway it all starts to make much better sense thanks to the museum. Room of a 1000 Buddhas is spectacular. Different exhibition halls cover early history, Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, aspara, etc. and the aircon is great. I highly suggest you visit here before venturing out into temples. Plan two hours + to cover all the halls. Friendly staff, snack bar, decent gift shop, and a $2 tuktuk from most of Siem Reap.
Written December 13, 2022
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TerencetheTermite
Leeds, UK18 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
Fascinating exhibition of Khmer history, focusing primarily on religious themes and the origins of the large temple complexes. (A little more social history would have been welcome as would more details of economy, population etc). Well- worth a couple of hours. The audio guide is recommended. I also recommend at least an initial visit to the temple complexes first before visiting the museum.
Written February 26, 2023
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada1,893 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We were reading online guides before coming to Siem Reap and they recommended checking our this museum before going to Angkor Wat so you better understand the history, sculptures and styling. We think this did just that. The museum goes really in depth of the change of styling during the Khemr Empire. There are many artifacts and well done video presentations to help break it up.

It costs $12 USD for adults and we would recommend spending another 5 for the audio guide. Please be advised they will ask you to remove hats and check in backpacks prior to buying a ticket. It is free to check items in. Expect to spend two hours here with the audio guide. Items at the museum's cafe are also reasonably priced.
Written February 17, 2020
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Aimless Vagabonds
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India57 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
I was a happy man when I was told that the museum had opened up. The museum fee is reasonable and is a must if you want to make sense of the huge temples in the Angkor complex. Starting from the briefing to the chronological manner the exhibits are arranged, the museum does a great job in preparing you for the temple run you'd be doing the following days.

There's also a little cafe at the centre about half way through the museum tour, which serves great beverages and snacks.
Written November 15, 2022
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PEPKI
Toronto, Canada4 contributions
Feb 2023
It starts with a room of a thousand Buddhas, then transitions into a room explaining the Hindu religion. This was interesting, but went on for too long and was not really put into the context of the Khmer empire. The audio tour gets into the weeds about the individual pieces. It is fascinating to see these multi-century old statues and figures. On the other hand, the variety of items is lacking.

What I wanted was an overview of the empire; including maps, duration of kings reign, who they fought with, who they traded with, etc. What I got was a lot of their religion and a little of the above. The highlight of the museum for me was the multimedia display with a huge model of Angkor in the middle of the room.

The audio tour is spoken so slowly. It is in desperate need of some speed-up options.

I wouldn't recommend putting this museum high on your to-do list. If you find that you have the time and want some more details about Angkor, it's okay.
Written February 17, 2023
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Kate Piette
Washington DC, DC33 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We had a lackluster experience at the museum. We wanted to go to learn more about the temples and history before going to see them but unfortunately we only really got information about the way the art in the architecture changed over the years, a little bit about Buddhism and Hinduism and how it impacted this region and saw a lot of tiny Buddha statues. Things weren’t really labeled well and it was hard to follow the flow of the museum. Also, they don’t allow pictures in any of the exhibits so that was a bummer.

We were hoping for a higher caliber of information so I would recommend you save yourself the money and go watch a documentary from nat geo about the Angkorian time period instead.
Written February 5, 2020
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Dr. Issa Abu-Dayyeh
Amman, Jordan3,057 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Not a high budget museum, but contains several showrooms spanning 2 floors that give you good basic information about the Khmer empire and the majestic temples they built. Plenty of rock statues and basic descriptions. Definitely go for the audio guide for 3$ extra if you are the type that wants to understand the details behind the monuments. Not enough info. Provided. They have a couple of rooms playing videos in several languages, but not detailed as well.

Entrance ticket is 12$, ask your hotel you can buy it ahead of time from them for 11$.

Worth a visit, especially as a warm-up before visiting Angkor wat, don’t do it after the temple visits, it will lose glamour.

Bear in mind they will not allow you to bring backpacks or big handbags inside, you need to check them in, it is a free service.

Worth a visit, especially that it is the only cultural museum in the city of Siem Reap.

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Written January 8, 2020
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Anita O
Mannheim, Germany657 contributions
Dec 2022
We spent close to two hours in the building with its stunning architecture and quite a number of remarkable art objects. While most tourists come here before visiting the temples we did it in reverse order - not wrong either as you can associate the exhibits and related background information with what you have seen just a few days earlier. The setup in the Gallery of Thousand Buddhas impressed us most...
The museum store offers a fine array of gifts and souvenirs from soap to silk scarf to wooden sculptures.
Written February 17, 2023
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