War Museum Cambodia

War Museum Cambodia, Siem Reap

War Museum Cambodia
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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.
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Lyn H
Brisbane, Australia49 contributions
A worthy visit
Dec 2019
Well worth a visit to learn more about the history of Cambodia and what the people have faced over the years. It’s a 15 min tuk-tuk drive from the city. Our young guide took an hour to explain the history and the relics answering many of our questions about the country’s history of war. Most of the entry fee goes back to improving the museum.
Written August 25, 2020
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Johnson
United States3 contributions
Very rude
Oct 2019
It happened quite some time ago when me and my husband visited this 'museum'. We were late and we were the only persons there although there was a man at the entrance and with him we could buy the tickets. We gave the money for it to him and he took it and put it in his pocket at the same time he was chuckling like a child and said us to go inside. But we didnt receive the tickets and when we asked again for it twice suddenly he raged and insulted us. We were stunned we walked around inside in shock for a short time but soon decided to leave this place right away. Very bad experience.
Written May 20, 2020
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Coffee Chill
Sunshine Coast, Australia1,121 contributions
Cruelty of the Communist Khmer Rouge Regime, on display ...
Nov 2019
The War History Museum in Siem Reap houses a variety of; equipment, photographic works and story boards, which are a record of a globally significantly and diabolical time, in the last century, that being the murderous reign of communist dictator Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge, in long suffering Cambodia. Evidence of the involvement of larger Cold War players in the conflict in Kampuchea, can be seen here. There is a decommissioned montage of; landmines, tanks, planes, missile launchers, bombs, bullets and guns, built by super-power countries including; China, The USA and the former Soviet Union (USSR). I found it interesting that much of the military hardware used in the so-called 'Cambodian Civil War' of the 1970s through to 1990s, was originally manufactured for use in World War Two (WWII). A solemn visit to the War History Museum of Siem Reap (additional perspective via the 1984 film 'The Killing Fields'), should serve as a timely warning about the potential for evil excesses, in many so-called people's revolutions. A walk through this impressive museum, including some of the more morbid displays (children should definitely be accompanied by a responsible adult/s) it houses, did bring on some reflection.
Written April 12, 2020
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marina1124
Perth, Australia173 contributions
Interesting
Mar 2020 • Couples
We hired a tuk tuk for the day for 10 USD, and visited the war museum as well as other places. Many ruminants of the war on display, a lot of information, very interesting and sad, important for westerners to understand what this country have been through.
Written March 20, 2020
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Kieran K
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Heartbreaking and worth it
Mar 2020 • Solo
This museum is heartbreaking and so worth it. It moved me to tears multiple times. They have the war machines but also countless stories of the people and what they endured. Lots of information and it showed the beauty and resilience of the Cambodian people. I have so much respect for Cambodia and their people. This is a must do. Come and support.

For those of you who called this “rust objects in a field” I’m embarrassed for your lack of culture and sympathy. Truly your privilege and arrogance will leave you unhappy in your life. This was a beautiful tribute and taught me so much about the history of this area and that’s what traveling is about. Learning and seeing and experiencing.
Written March 13, 2020
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mcleodalimc
Anlaby, UK563 contributions
Real living history
Feb 2020
A challenging visit but to have a veteran of the war showing you around really adds to the experience. The array of weapons and pictures and the horror of what people went through does open your eyes to the different lives the people have lived through.
Written March 10, 2020
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sunlover0333
Amherstburg, Canada24 contributions
Good information
Feb 2020
This isn’t your typically museum. It’s a bit rough and all outdoors but the gem is the free guided tour by a veteran. We learned first hand information from someone who was there.
It’s a bit far out and your Tuk Tuk driver will wait for you because it’s not possible to get one home. If you have a few hours bid recommend a visit
Written March 5, 2020
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Paul S
20 contributions
Short but Memorable
Mar 2020 • Couples
Came across this museum by a chance discussion with a Tuk tuk driver. Only 45-60 minutes required but you can tour alone or with a war veteran for free. Very moving narrative about the horrors of war, landmines which still exist today and a vast amount of weaponry on show.
Written March 5, 2020
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Alex B
London, UK381 contributions
Sobering experience
Feb 2020 • Couples
Not sure how anyone can say the museum is terrible. Should be ashamed of themselves.

Only $5 for entry and a free tour guide who explains in detail as to how life has been for Cambodians through war after war. It’s well worth a visit and will leave you feeling sad but glad you have learnt something about this wonderful country.
Written February 29, 2020
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Gerbra_10
Uxbridge, UK2,056 contributions
Weather worn
Feb 2020 • Couples
Only a 10 minute car ride from Pub Street this museum has a decent amount of tanks, missile launchers and other machinery. Plus examples of bullets and stuff. Plus there are a few sort of sheds with historical information action in. There is, what looks newly build, building giving the history and real life accounts of the impact from land mines - word of warning here the sorties are harrowing. It is a shame all of the equipment let me call it is outside and open to the elements. Most are rusting as the weather is not being kind. With this not sure how many years this will be worth visiting before things are too weather beaten to enjoy them.
Written February 27, 2020
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