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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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Immense collection of Khmer artefacts

The museum itself is housed in a beautiful building. The cost incl audio guide is $10. The building is open to the weather so best to go when it is cooler. The garden is beautiful... read more

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Dublin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The museum itself is housed in a beautiful building. The cost incl audio guide is $10. The building is open to the weather so best to go when it is cooler. The garden is beautiful and there is a small cafe beside the garden

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lots of archaeological stuff dug up around Cambodia - we didn't get the audio guide for $5 extra (entry was $5 by itself) but it may be worth getting it as a lot of things displayed weren't labelled with descriptions other than a short title and where they were found. Interesting place to escape midday heat or wait until royal... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A lot of old statues and sculptures. They are pretty well labelled. The entry fee is $5 and the audio guide is another $5. To be honest, you don't need the audio guide unless you really want to know very specific details about the artifacts. If you are going to just peruse the exhibits, go ahead and skip the audio... More 

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Bundoora
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The National museum is well worth a visit as it covers the history of thousands of years of local history, and gives an insight to the Angkor Wat complex's history. The silver pagoda is also intriguing.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum is well resourced. Displays are good. We enjoyed our time there as it put some of the history in good context.

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Cerritos, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

With only time to visit one museum type site in Phnom Penh, gf and I chose the National Museum. I cannot speak for her, but i regarded it as a mistake, wishing our choice had been one of the genocide museums showing the depravity supposedly educated humans are unfortunatlty still capable of. The basic complaint is, there just was very... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Location is beautiful in the middle of the city. Personal guides and audio tapes are thorough, maybe even too much information. Tranquil ponds with fish to feed makes the experience restful. Building is also beautiful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum is set around a central courtyard with pools containing koi. There is a nice collection of Khmer artifacts and sculptures, none of which are behind glass despite their age. Interesting to read the brief descriptions, most given in English as well as Cambodian. Good photo ops outside around the pools. Wasn't crowded when we were there.

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Rawang
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was just ok for me. Not much to see besides statues and some old weapons. Would have been more interesting if there are slideshows or video footage provided. Not too keen to see almost the same statues.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

How do you like to do museums?.......just wander through for pleasure or really do the detail? Easy to do both ways here. The art can speak for itself as all well displayed, or the audio guide has great detail on over 400 items! Good to visit before heading up to Siem Reap for Angkor Wat, though museum there is a... More 

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