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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.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good40%
  • Average25%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“khmer art” (64 reviews)
“angkor wat” (180 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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13th St. | Between 178th and 184th Sts., Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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+855 23 211 753
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"khmer art"
in 64 reviews
"angkor wat"
in 180 reviews
"central courtyard"
in 45 reviews
"angkor period"
in 29 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 111 reviews
"siem reap"
in 184 reviews
"great collection"
in 27 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 163 reviews
"on display"
in 105 reviews
"royal palace"
in 134 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 45 reviews
"take photos"
in 39 reviews
"sculptures"
in 275 reviews
"history"
in 531 reviews
"bronze"
in 56 reviews
"hindu"
in 75 reviews
"buddha"
in 156 reviews
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Reviewed today via mobile

This is a must see/do in Phnom Penh. Great way to spend time in PP. Very good value and location. Rich cultural heritage

Thank Rasmus H
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Reviewed today

All museums are the same if you are there for a casual visit. I did a quick trip inside. has lot of artefacts from the Angor Wat temple with Hindu history. Has small garden inside. A relaxing place overall. Near the Royal Palace area.

Thank Sumit595
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

On a hot April Day the museum was a great place to browse in the well aired rooms filled with statues and items collected from all over Cambodia. Some are the original carvings it stayed from the Angkor temple complexes. An interesting hour to browse

Thank Dashrw
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Reviewed yesterday

If you’ve been to Angkor or any of the other temples there’s nothing new to see here. Very hot and sticky inside and they wouldn’t let our guide in

Thank Sharon T
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Reviewed yesterday

National Museum located just a short walk from the Royal Palace. 1st thing that caught my attention is the red color of this building. It makes this place stand out among other places near it. Please read the sign that u can not take pics...More

Thank Monica Arum Suk... S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The National Museum of Cambodia should not be missed on a visit to Phnom Penh. It is home to a great collection of Khmer sculpture with many items from the temples at Angkor. The displays are well set out. Turn left at the entrance and...More

Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

this was a great attraction as I combined it with a Cambodian Traditional Dance show and dinner. The dancing was beautiful and the show excellent. Such talented and committed young people. The dinner was at a restaurant across the road which supported youth and disadvantage...More

Thank tlm440390
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Reviewed 2 days ago

When we are at Angkor Wat, Bayon, and other jungle temples and sacred sites we'd see a sign - "Original on display at the National Museum in Phnom Penh". We got to see the, up close. Artifacts crafted around 600 BCE and earlier. This civilization...More

Thank ruthandvern
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Shocking how little there is left of the old civilization, for obvious reasons. A must see on any sightseeing trip of PP.

Thank peterontour2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

ok.. in the one day city tour, they will have the museum included. and i was interested to see it too. in a country so rich in culture, heritage i was expecting so much. instead you will find a very small collection of exhibits, mostly...More

Thank sans_gh
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Lynnruth
7 January 2018|
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Response from 624suchitrar | Reviewed this property |
No i guess, but you will not feel that hot inside, fans are there.
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SJiun
29 August 2017|
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Response from JohnandSandy | Reviewed this property |
I do not recall but there is a cloakroom in the museum which states: "Cloakroom facilities are available at the main entrance. Please leave large items and bags here." So not sure if there are lockers for luggage / backpacks... More
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Por_Cuisine
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
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