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“Small, Shabby and unmaintained”

Cambodia Landmine Museum
Ranked #34 of 191 things to do in Siem Reap
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Landmine Museum was founded by ex-child soldier Aki Ra as a way to tell the world about the horrors landmines had infilcted on his native Cambodia. He used the proceed to clear landmines wherever he could find them. In the process of clearing small, remote villages, he began bringing home wounded and orphaned children that he and his wife raised as their own, along side their own children. Today the Museum not only tells Aki Ra's unique history and the history of landmines in Cambodia, but it is also home to over two dozen abandoned, orphaned or destitute children. All are cared for, housed, fed, educated and given a future they would otherwise never have had.
Reviewed September 23, 2013

I understand the importance of this museum. Unless you read every poster posted on the walls, it is rather hard to understand the significance of the museum. It would've been much better if the museum was maintained and some sort of guide who could explain the history and importance of their mission every two hours or something.

The museum seems significant but a little disappointed by the outcome after visiting. Paid around USD$3 pp to get in.

Thank mma1215
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

It is amazing what bombs and other destructive devices mankind makes to hurt other mankind. It is wonderful what some of the previous soldiers are doing helping clear mine fields

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Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

This is a highly important museum which, while being physically small, packs in a lot of history relating to the past fifty years of Cambodian war history and the toll it has taken on the people. It also shows the heroic efforts of one soldier to undo the damage he contributed to while fighting the Khmer Rouge. It costs only a few dollars to enter and that goes to the school for land mine victims and orphans in the back of the complex. Highly informative and sobering.

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Reviewed September 15, 2013

This was god to learn not only about the Khmer rouge history but the ongoing work that the museum is doing to support current victims of landmines

Thank SharronC489
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

I really enjoyed learning about Cambodia's history of landmines, but sadly for being so far away from town, the place was small and was only about a 15 minute visit.

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Bill M, Manager at Cambodia Landmine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2013

Thank you for your review. While we are a bit of a ways from town, there other thngs to see 'on your way to Banteay Srey':

The Anglkor Butterfly Center is just before us
Banteay Srey is just beyond us
ACCB - conservation center is just beyond Banteay Srey

Our original Museum was neareer town, but in 2007 the government required the Museum to be moved, and we are where they allowed us to move.

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