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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.
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good41%
  • Average25%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“khmer art” (57 reviews)
“angkor wat” (175 reviews)
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13th St. | Between 178th and 184th Sts., Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I visited Angkor Wat a long time ago and since most items were taken out, I am glad I finally got to see many at this museum. 10 entry for foreigners. Great for 1-2 hours. Audio guide available but we did not get.

Thank DonJefe18
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It is a really good museum; however, I was over it in about half an hour. I guess I’m not much of a museum person. I don’t really care to see a bunch of old things shoved into a building.

Thank Brandon I
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Unfortunately, though there was much to see, we came when there was a brownout, so we couldn’t read the inscriptions. Ended up buying a book instead. But to revel in the beauty of the building itself and its inner garden is an experience on its...More

Thank chewyandwookie
Reviewed 5 days ago

Has some interesting artifacts with in the building and is very well set out and cool which is means you can relax

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 6 days ago

Most of what is exhibited are statues etc similar or the same as you see if you got to Ankor Wat, Angkor Thom etc. If you aren't going to Siem Reap might be worth an hour of your time.

Thank Shane B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Many wonderful antiques here, but I was frankly Disappointed in the way these national treasures are cared for.

Thank William W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Phnom Penh has many historic sites to visit and although this is a lovely place it could be missed if you are intent on visiting the temples or the war memorials. There are cafes, ponds, gardens and a raft of artefacts to take in but...More

Thank Graham P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great to see all the Khmer Culture and all the interesting things on display but could be doing with a little more going on such as cultural shows etc. Still worth a visit though

Thank alfromlarbert
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth seeing, so hot/humid, bring personal fan from home. They accept US dollars. There is a small cart with lady selling sodas and ice cream inside.

Thank BooBoo99
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you do not have time to visit Angkor Wat a visit to the National Museum provides an alternative you can gain an appreciation of the amazing history of Cambodia and its place in the region. Even if you have been to Angkor Wat the...More

Thank Marie G
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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
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
Adrian P
21 November 2016|
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Response from ストーン3_STONE3 | Reviewed this property |
1) Traditional Dancing is inside the building near entrance gate in the evening. It's no problem in raining. I recommend this is worth for feeling Cambodia culture. 2) Buddha statues and gardens in outside are difficult to... More