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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 good42%
  • Average25%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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13th St. | Between 178th and 184th Sts., Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+855 23 211 753
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I loved this place and the feeling of safety within its walls. Phnom Penn can be a bit full on and crazy. There is a cafe under the trees and lots to look at and admire.The exhibition on Asian soldiers who travelled vast distances to...More

Thank ladytravelalot
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are interested in Cambodian cultural history, as opposed to the Khmer Rouge horror story, you will be delighted by the artifacts and statues going back a thousand years and more. It is obvious that Cambodia (and most of Asia) was way ahead of...More

Thank Barry K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

$10 for adults and $5 for a 12 year old, this museum was very over priced. The museum in Siem Reap was a lot better.

Thank Melissa B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The inside is boring if you don't get a tour guide. And if you do, be prepared for a funny accent that your brain won't be able to process. Nothing really impressive from my point of view, but a good first visit to Cambodia.

Thank pioletdefusta
Reviewed 4 days ago

A small museum well laid out and very interesting. History and art well explained by guide. Can be done in an hour or two. Take a cyclo there and combine with a visit to the Royal Palace

Thank r1eggleston
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Whilst the museum is a nice building with a nice inner courtyard area, it wasn't worth the $35 for our family to visit. It might be better if you pay an additional $5 each and get the audio tour. As then you might understand a...More

1  Thank Teena H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Reasonable size collection of artifacts from a broad range of years. The building itself is most impressive.

Thank Edesia63
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really nice building. Lots and lots to see. Cool in side. All the history of Cambodian with lots of info in English. Lots lot places to sit and listen to history vidios. Well worth a visit then after stroll though the air con shopping mall....More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have been to Cambodia six times but only just finally visited the national museum in Phnom Penh. It is centrally located, an impressive piece of traditional architecture in its own right and the grounds are a place of serenity. If you have any interest...More

Thank DrDavidAUS
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice location and pleasant few hours. Gardens are lively too. Not a lot of English but you can self guide. A pleasant afternoon.

Thank Niki E
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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 | 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
Eric E
23 October 2016|
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Response from jiminpgh | Reviewed this property |
there no a/c in fact it is open air more or less.... depends on the day and how much you like the heat