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Address: 13th St. | Between 178th and 184th Sts., Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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+855 23 211 753
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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This beautiful sandstone museum was opened in 1920 and showcases many fine...

This beautiful sandstone museum was opened in 1920 and showcases many fine examples of Angkor Wat statuary.

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A nice visit. We felt the need to go with a guide and it was nice to visit here after having been to the Angkor temples. Note than the National Museum hosts the Cambodian... read more

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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A nice visit. We felt the need to go with a guide and it was nice to visit here after having been to the Angkor temples. Note than the National Museum hosts the Cambodian Living Arts daily performance which is a MUST see show.

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A lot of old exhibits of the Angkor time and more with some interesting facts. Nice preparation before visiting Angkor Wat. The building itself is also worth a look.

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Maroochydore, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Some excellent examples of bronze artifacts an other works (a lot apparently been rescued from the temples of Angkor Wat, which over the centuries have been looted)

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Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you have been to Angor Wat this museum is a must see as the exibits help to complete your understanding of the site. It is close the the Royal Palace site and is a nice place to cool off and enjoy the tranquil garden.

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Manhattan Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum is small but very busy. The audio guide is helpful, and has options to get in-depth info on each artifact. If you just want to get a sense of the history, you can stroll and focus on the sculptures or artifacts that catch your attention. But if you want to go a bit deeper, you'll need hours to... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

For me, the main purpose of this museum is to see some of the artefacts and freizes that are missing from the temples you have visited, particularly around Angkor. It requires no more than an hour and is quite a little haven, even when busy, with a large inner courtyard with ponds and bushes. Don't be alarmed if you can't... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Busy tourists usually visit this museum as part of a busy full day The shame of this is that there is so much to see and study you need at least three hours to do justice to its incredible collection Highly recommended

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

just to keep this short ... if you've been to Siem Reap .. then this is a must go.. the reason is it gives you a much better understanding of the history / background etc... definitely worth going!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for a look around the museum as the royal palace was closed in the middle of the day. It was an interesting visit with lots of Angkor era statues. There is also a good insight into how ww1 effected cambodia. Well worth a look and worth the $3 entry.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The National Museum in Phnom Penh shows mostly Buddha sculptures from the 6th century A.D. till the present. Sounds boring? It's anything but; rather, it's a beautiful, indeed meditative, experience on form, function and expression. The museum displays some of the most beautiful finds from the various Angkor temples. Don't believe the tuk-tuk drivers that tell you its closed and... More 

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