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Cambodia Landmine Museum
Ranked #17 of 182 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 April 10, 2014

My driver and tour guide Rin Ra, who is self employed and has a facebook page "Cambodia in Comfort", took me here which is also a must see. There is a very wide display of military planes, guns, tanks and is a reminder of the past.

Thank Robert W
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Reviewed April 10, 2014

There is not much to the museum, but the story of the man who started it is just amazing, heart-breaking, heart-warming, and inspirational.

Thank Kristen_Wanders
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Reviewed April 10, 2014

For the museum lovers out there this is a must visit. We were pulled along with another couple on our tour and we were so glad that we went. It is very interesting and lots of fantastic artifacts to look at.

Thank Lauren C
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Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

Take a temple time-out and head over to the Landmine Museum and Children's Relief Centre to learn more about Cambodia's bloody and war torn past. The museum and centre are 30 mins from Siem Reap and in a couple of hours you will learn about the impact and ongoing work to clear landmines and other unexploded ordnance, not just in Cambodia but around the world. Ever think that Morocco was a heavily contaminated country? Me neither. We were shown around by Stephane who has been mapping minefields for over 10 years and knows a huge amount about this as well as a whole lot of other subjects. We also met Bill and his wife Jill who are a couple of genial Americans doing some amazing work at the museum and also the relief centre, looking after and educating children who have been impacted by landmines in some way. A touching and inspiring place.

Thank Tabes2
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Reviewed April 8, 2014

The museum is located quite a ways outside of Siem Reap (further than the temples), but it's a nice truk tuk ride. Lots of beautiful scenery along the way and I feel like I got more of an idea of what Cambodian life is like by seeing people outside of Siem Reap/Pub Street/Angkor Temples. The museum itself is a series of rooms that tell of the history and utter destruction that land mines have, and continue to have, on the Cambodian people. It's not fancy but that's not the point.

Thank Anne H
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