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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.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good40%
  • Average25%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“khmer art” (62 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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 3 days ago via mobile

An informative display with many good exhibits. However, the lack of humidity control and airconditioning, plus the lack of barriers preventing people from touching the many carvings and statues, may not bode well for the longevity of the exhibits.

Thank 8snowflake8
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum is reason enough to visit Phnom Penh. This is the place to go to see a large and comprehensive collection of Khmer art. The artworks are beautifully displayed and well labeled. Explanatory material is adequate.

Thank Gregory P
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Basically there are just statues on display here, not many other artifacts and little explanation. Interesting but not spectacular.

Thank Margriet R
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I found some very interesting and old Khmer artwork and stonework in this museum. A well set out museum with helpful staff.

Thank johntmiller86
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The museum is not huge, four large airy rooms, set in a traditional style building around a courtyard. However, the collection is a tour through the rich history of Cambodia in sculpture and statues. Well worth a visit if you have the time.

Thank Mike R
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I dont come inside this Museum as the Tourist Charge is 15USD. I think its expensive fot the Museum Ticket.

Thank Anidya P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ticket cost here is Usd 10 per pax without audio. Very good way to showcase Cambodian history though this is not a very big place. Bring an Indian there were many common gods and I would urge people with historical/artistic bent of mind to...More

Thank andyboser
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While it won't rival Ankor Wat it does have a lot of the craftsmanship of the past eras displayed which you won't see at Ankor Wat, etc.. A good explanation of the religious history with the icons/idols on show. Not as much there as I...More

Thank Malcolm S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here my first day in Phnom Penh. The building itself is beautiful, and the pieces inside are well worth the visit. You get to view many different statues & carvings up close. Early morning seems like a quiet time to visit. Sit in the...More

Thank namei18
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Full of incredible statues from 10/11/13th century in a lovely building. Not too big so doesn’t take too long. The artistic qualities are incredible and many items are intact.

Thank Douglas R
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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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