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“Wasted morning”

Angkor National Museum
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$90.00*
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Siem Reap City Tour Including Apsara Dance...
Ranked #41 of 191 things to do in Siem Reap
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

The museum was way over priced at $12 and you couldn't even take photos. If you wish to use an audio guide you will be out another $3. The museum is not engaging at all and there's really not that much in there. Not much history about the building of the temples, just information about who each statue is. Just stick to the temples if you want to look at cool, stone carvings. Learnt a whole lot more about the building of the temples from a $2 half hour foot massage with an informative DVD playing on a big screen. Would recommend that instead. You get to sit in a comfy chair with someone rubbing your feet while learning the history of Angkor Wat. Find that on the same street as the ABABA Indian food restaurant.

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Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

Even with a private tour guide , the visit to the museum helped us understand Angkor even better, and places we stepped in and stories told by the guide made more sense after that. Dint forget to buy the audio guide.

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Reviewed October 25, 2013

We seldom include museum visit in our travel itinerary. During our vacation in Siem Reap, we manage to have a spare day and decided to visit the Angkor National Museum. We had an informative journey into the Khmer history and spent up to 2-2.5hrs in the museum. The audio headset guide provides more in-depth info. We should have come to the museum before visiting Angkor Wat, Angkor Thorm, etc. By doing so, you would have a better understanding in the history of Buddhism, Hinduism and Animism, the pre-Angkorian, Angkorian and post-Angkorian empire, the many gods, etc. Interesting and informative.

Thank Hallo6
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

Informative and well presented if not a little overpriced. Bit annoyed that I couldn't take my camera in but when has that ever stopped anyone.

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Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

Nice medium sized museum devoted to Khmer history, meaning there's lots of stone statues and carvings to see. For me, after about 15 minutes, everything began to look a bit monotonous. But I'm not much of a museum buff. Regardless it's a nice air conditioned escape from the Cambodian heat.

Entrance fee was $12, plus another $3 for audio guide. Personal tour guides were also available for hire. Location was a $2 tuk-tuk ride from my hotel, neat center of town.

Thank afinetraveler
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