History Museums in Siem Reap

THE 5 BEST Siem Reap History Museums

History Museums in Siem Reap

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  • Rhona C
    Leeds, UK475 contributions
    What is there not to like about this wonderful museum!
    The displays are excellent and the audio tapes explain clearly about some of the artefacts in each area.
    We wish we had gone here first before we spent a week visiting temples.
    The building itself lends itself beautifully to the displays and we spent an enjoyable 4 hours looking around.
    Written February 18, 2024
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  • Aimee
    3 contributions
    Lots of in depth information and haunting artefacts very well presented in a beautiful respectful peaceful setting in a non-glorified way. An informative, moving and memorable experience. Much respect to the curators, they have done an excellent job with a very difficult exhibit.
    Written January 31, 2020
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  • Educational Excursions
    Hong Kong, China2 contributions
    One section of the Angkor Panorama Museum is very much worth visiting. Panorama Hall is a dome-like structure with a viewing platform at its centre. From there you can take in three scenes titled 'Defence Strategy', 'Construction Strategy', and 'Prosperity.'

    The three-dimensional illusion created here is the most impressive I’ve seen anywhere requiring only the naked eye. At certain points, it really feels as if you’re gazing miles off into the distance.

    The attention to detail is striking and with a good guide, as I was provided with, much can be learned. One scene depicts Khmers, under Jayavarman VII (then just a General) retaking their capital from the Chams in 1181. It had been captured four years earlier.

    The movie was melodramatic but somewhat instructive and the maps at the entrance were helpful as well. But the Panorama Hall is the best section by far, in my view.
    Written May 6, 2019
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  • PoipuJim
    64 contributions
    This is a lovely little museum that does not get a lot of foot-traffic. It is focused on Cambodian civilizations and contains many items that have been unearthed by various excavation efforts. The items on display are quite diverse. I had a guide that did a great job explaining the various items in the museum.
    Written January 6, 2024
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  • Debra3782
    Melbourne, Australia73 contributions
    Such a great collection of bikes, clocks and eclectic range of things by the inventive and very creative owner. Something for everyone and great place for refreshments. Found on google maps.
    Written November 28, 2022
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