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“Angkor Museum at Siem Reap”

Angkor National Museum
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$69.00*
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Private City Tour in Siem Reap
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$90.00*
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Siem Reap City Tour Including Apsara Dance Performance
Ranked #23 of 182 things to do in Siem Reap
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

This museum is the place to visit before you go to the temple complex at Angkor because it gives a fantastic lesson in the country's culture. It is bright and well laid out and explanations of the exhibits are easy to read. It's a pleasant walk from the town or a few minutes ride in a tuk tuk.

4  Thank AustraliaSpindoctor
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

slot a trip to the museum if you would like to learn bit more about angkor wats and the rest. It's very modern (and clean). It's quite near to town and you can cycle. Very helpful staffs as well.

3  Thank Bey79
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Reviewed June 28, 2012

The history of Angkor Khmer religious and cultural well you know. I think it is good to see a roundup after the end of the tourist, such as Angkor Wat, as you go and also good preparation before the visit. Not bring bags and water, depositing at the entrance, you will get the special bags.

4  Thank Li w
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

Visiting the Angkor National Museum is a wonderful experience. It gives a visitor a better understanding of Khmer history and the influences in its culture. I highly recommend going here first before visiting the temple complex as it gives you helpful information of the origins of the different temples. It also gives you an idea of great places to go and take pictures of when in the temple complex. Multimedia found in different parts of the museum are impressive audiovisual treats. When visiting the museum, take your time checking each room. Try to allot 2 or 3 hours to explore the place. Don't go there an hour or 2 hours before closing time as they turn off some of the multimedia even though some visitors are still watching it. I think they need to close some parts of the museum early. So, better to go there in the morning or after lunch instead. A must see if you are in Siem Reap.

4  Thank miss_ling_m
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Reviewed June 18, 2012

Visited the place after visiting the actual temple but wished I did this first. For visitors, make sure you use the online booking which will save you $ 2-3 per pax. I tried to get the online price when I was at the counter but they could not give me the offer price. So I just went online and registered with my phone.

Overall the museum is pretty world class and well organized. Not sure if the artifacts are real or replicas but it's pretty amazing to see them up close. The visit is also very linear and so, you won't miss anything much. Take time to watch the videos as it is pretty good too. Nice visit!

Another thing though, you have to leave your bags in lockers outside and photography is not permitted but I still see people snapping away!

2  Thank Simon T
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