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National Museum

Closed Now: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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National Museum Admission Ticket from Phnom Penh
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National Museum Admission Ticket from Phnom Penh
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“angkor wat”(199 reviews)
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
+855 23 211 753
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All reviews khmer art angkor wat central courtyard angkor period beautiful building great collection siem reap worth a visit on display royal palace take pictures couple of hours audio tour sculptures history bronze hindu
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I enjoyed the museum building, the architecture is is the original style and quite beautiful. I am sure the relics in the museum are important and a good representative of Cambodian art and history, however they did not resonate with me. I think I needed...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Judi_G123
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fantastic exhibits of Khmer history..many statues and artifacts, If you are into ancient times you could find yourself staying for a long time there- also visited here in Dec 2017. Indian, Khmer and sculpture plus Angkor - things from 4th century on. (Get a guide...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RobertW4959
Reviewed 3 days ago

I spent about 1-2 hours here to kill time while waiting for the Royal Palace's 2 pm open session. If you are really into history, arts and culture like me, I suggest you rent an audio guide while you are there. It gives very detailed...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank winshiwong
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Good location right on St 136 but far away enough from the 136 nightlife (100m) to get a good nights sleep! Friendly staff and nice clean rooms. WiFi was good as was the satellite TV. Overall a decent hotel, would stay again.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank robbo2278
Reviewed 5 days ago

The museum had plenty of interesting artefacts but I found the presentation and display very dry. It felt like one statue after another and didn't hold my interest for long (I have an archaeology degree!)

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank antonia251238
Reviewed 1 week ago

The art is interesting but I enjoy the setting overall most of all. It is a lovely calm, serene place inside and peaceful place to hang out for an hour or so.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank debrajean252
Reviewed 1 week ago

We weren’t sure if we were going to visit the National Museum because the reviews were so-so. The admission is $10 plus the cost of audio guide. We first tried to enter the Royal Palace but found out it was closed from 11am-2pm so we...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice museum to pass an hour. We had the audio tape but didnt need it and that made it quite an expensive hour. I expected more history of this lovely country

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sopp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have a big interest in Khmer history, this is a great place to visit. There are a lot of things to see, but after a while I felt it was a little repetitive. The audio "tour" is okay but doesn't link any one...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yeah. Just another museum. It's well maintained and the highlight of this place I'd say it's its garden. Gorgeous, clean, peaceful and beautiful. Other than that, pay 15 usd to enter with a headset it's outrageous. A must see place no question asked. But that's...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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August 8, 2018|
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Response from StevefromNorwich |
I believe we paid $16 each per adult, we were disappointed as there is nothing but statues, statues and more statues. (Royal Palace is fabulous....a much more interesting venue...worth every bit of the entrance fee and... More
January 7, 2018|
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Response from Navigate809573 | Reviewed this property |
There is not any air conditioning here. However, if you go to Ankor Wat. It is good opportunity to switch on your physical into hot hi-humidity mode. I recommend to bring several bottle of water, folding fan and wet... More
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August 29, 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