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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.
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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited the museum this week and spent about 2.5 hours perusing the incredible ancient artworks of the Khmer empire. I regret having not sprung for the audio tour, but still absolutely enjoyed making my way through solo. Beautiful and stunningly crafted pieces of jewelry, pottery,...More

Thank e m
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Many lovely Cambodian stone carvings, some from Angkor Wat. Detailed wood carvings with traditional local gods. Cambodian State Religion is a form of Buddhism, so most of the carvings are of Buddha in many different poses. $10.00 USD admission for foreigners.

Thank Paul F
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Well worth a visit but the focus seems to be more on the art of Cambodia rather than the country's history (although there is, of course, an overlap between the two). Items are presented in the old-fashioned museum way and I found it worth paying...More

Thank Stephen H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not bad for a look at artifacts to give you the history of Cambodia over the ages. Possibly just our guide, but it was like enduring paint drying. Go have a self guided look, but think about whether you want or need the guide?

Thank Stuart C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

the building itself looks really nice.takes you to a different era. it's a nice walk around Khmer history and won't take more than an hour to see it all. still the ticket price was a little expensive for what you see and the size of...More

Thank world_traveller_1789
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Built in the 1920s and inspired by classic temple architecture, its home to artwork, artifacts and sculptures from Cambodia's long history.

Thank Wonder A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just outside of the Royal Palace the National Museum is a beautiful traditional terracotta building with a lovely peaceful garden. The museum contains numerous statues and displays of pottery and bronzes.

Thank Janet C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The equivalent in Siem Reap is much better, this museum is more just a colllection of sand stone statues with little to know information and minimal historical displays. 10USD entry is very over priced

Thank Taryn C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was not overly amazed with this museum. The collections were not that large. It was not cheap to buy a ticket. It may be more suited to people with more of a knowledge of Cambodian history.

Thank Leith M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to visit. I would say it's a must do in Phnom Penh. Beautiful architecture and great indoor garden. A beautiful collection of Buddhist, Brahmin, and Hindu deity statues and relics. It's a good place to take a break.

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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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