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National Museum

13th St. | Between 178th and 184th Sts., Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+855 23 211 753
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This beautiful sandstone museum was opened in 1920 and showcases many fine examples of Angkor Wat statuary.
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good42%
  • Average25%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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13th St. | Between 178th and 184th Sts., Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+855 23 211 753
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Reviewed yesterday

This museum needs more work to explain and identify its contents, particularly in English --- but it was an enjoyable enough place to explore for a couple of hours. You will discover a whole lot more if you go to the museum in Siem Reap.

Thank goin4luxury
Reviewed yesterday

High quality museum. Well worth the price of admission. On my list of the top 5 things to see in Phnom Pehn.

Thank Cambodia2013
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It includes some information about how Cambodia and SE Asia evolved into what it is now, including maps and things. But it's mainly statues from temples and pagodas around Asia. We spent around 45 minutes here and it's $5 each which we thought was a...More

Thank Laura H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Even strolling the grounds, there's a wealth of history with sculptures strategically placed throughout the property. The museum building is in desperate need of renovation money, but despite their limitations, the collections are magnificent. Absolutely a "must-see" in Phnom Penh, and worth at least a...More

Thank TravelTellers
Reviewed 3 days ago

The quality and range of statues, ceramics and other artifacts in this museum is more than I expected. I really enjoyed seeing this collection. Some of the bronzes were really amazing. One suggestion is that this is a great place to visit between 11am and...More

Thank crosis
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is full of art, not a story of a nation. The building is beautiful and if you view it from that perspective then you are fine. If you want more than art, oh well. Better luck next time

Thank thisiscrazy12
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Skip this if you been to Siem Reap Museum. Even though it's $7 more expensive in Siem Reap, it's much more worth it than the National Museum in Phnom Penh. It's even not air-conditioning in this museum compare to Siem Reap. The Ceiling Fan its...More

1  Thank Anthony L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful Building with superb inner courtyard comprising well maintained fishponds with lillies. Excellent collection of ancient Cambodian carvings with fine examples from Ankor Wat.

Thank RacingAl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You definitely need the audio guide (we did not have that) to get something out of the museum. The building is pretty and there is a nice little park in the middle. However the museum itself is rather small (took us around 15 min to...More

1  Thank Melissa B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful setting, once inside there is a stunning courtyard - I sat there for ages simply enjoying the view. As for the actual museum it is easy to walk around and see everything

Thank Sian P
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Hi There, We have some guests asking us about visiting Phnom Penh and especially this national museum, does this place require long hour visiting and how much does it cost for entrance fee, does it require local tour guide? Any good clean restaurant inside? Thank you, Por Cuisine, Siem Reap
1 January 2017|
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Response from Claire W | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is about $5US to get in and you could get thru in about two hours at the most. Tour guides are available at extra cost but not essential- but informative. As it is on the river front there are many clean... More
Adrian P
Worth going when it's raining or will you miss out on too much of the outside/gardens?
22 November 2016|
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Response from ストーン3 | Reviewed this property |
1) Traditional Dancing is inside the building near entrance gate in the evening. It's no problem in raining. I recommend this is worth for feeling Cambodia culture. 2) Buddha statues and gardens in outside are difficult to... More
Eric E
How long do you recommend of staying here? 1 or 2 hours?
23 October 2016|
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Response from jiminpgh | Reviewed this property |
there no a/c in fact it is open air more or less.... depends on the day and how much you like the heat