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Angkor National Museum
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Perth, Western Australia
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“Well Worth a Visit”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

This comprehensive museum is well worth a visit. Probably it's best to go there before touring the temples, in order to gain background knowledge which will enhance your temple viewing. However, visiting after the temples is also educational.
Escape the afternoon heat in this air-conditioned new building.
At $12.00 entry fee, it seems to be fully priced.

Visited January 2013
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Vientiane, Laos
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“Beautiful museum”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

This is a modern and beautiful museum. Visiting the six rooms, each dedicated to a certain topic, will take you minimum two hours. Some interesting videos are displayed. The entrance fee is 12 USD.

Visited December 2012
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Traralgon, Australia
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“Visit here before you go out to the temples”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

We visited here before our day at the temples This place really explains what you'll be seeing at the temples too so is well worththe visit. Take the time to watch the short movies and you'll go along understanding a lot more.

Visited February 2013
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Las Pinas, Philippines
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“world-class museum”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

We decided to go here before our trip to Angkor Wat, and I highly recommend to do the same. It tells about everything that you will see in Angkor Wat. It has even short films for better understanding of the historical site. They do not allow cameras. The only negative thing i noticed here is that the comfort rooms are not well-maintained. Considering the high-priced entrance fee, they should provide enough napkins and soap.

Visited February 2013
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Quezon City, Philippines
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“The "pre-temple tour" must”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

This has come highly recommended as a "pre-temple tour" activity when you visit SiemReap for obvious reasons. And I do agree to that. Touring all the temples can be a bit overwhelming and one can easily get "temple fatigued" but knowing a brief history, some terminologies, and who-did-what can somehow ease one's ignorance and make it actually pleasurable. As a first timer in SiemReap, I was advised by my host on day 1 to take a walking tour of the place and head to the Angkor National Museum as my final destination. My host offered me a cheaper ticket of US$11.50 as compared to the $12 entrance fee on the museum. I think most hostels do that.
The museum is well planned and the tour quite easy to follow. It comprises of 8 galleries with different themes dedicated to specific temples, religion, civilization, kings, etc. It took me about 2 hours to see the entire collection of artifacts and watch the AVPs. Of course this would depend on how thorough you plan to see it- scrutinize or scan. I did a bit of both.
All the galleries are air-conditioned which is a relief from the otherwise warm weather. A small coffee shop sits at the corner of the lobby and the standard souvenir shop sells novelty items which, understandably, is more pricey than the ones you find in the market.
All in all, I highly recommend this place for first time travelers to SiemReap. Do this before taking the temple tours and you will gain more knowledge of the rich culture and civilization of the place.

Visited November 2012
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