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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
from US$15.00*
National Museum Admission Ticket from Phnom Penh
from US$15.00*
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“angkor wat”(183 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
As featured in 3 Days in Phnom Penh
13th St. | Between 178th and 184th Sts., Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+855 23 211 753
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed April 4, 2015

National Museum is a reference point around Phnom Penh, an impressive building set in tropical gardens. On the corner of Street 178 and Street 13, two blocks from FCC and the riverside, this is a regular stop off point for foreigner visitors and students interested...More

4  Thank Tran Bao A
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed April 7, 2015

I visited the place 25 years ago. The structure of the place is the same, beautiful as ever. However, I was so dispointed to notice that most of the marvelous statues representing Buddha are gone. Where are they now ?

3  Thank chris r
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All reviews khmer art angkor wat central courtyard angkor period beautiful building siem reap great collection worth a visit on display royal palace take pictures couple of hours audio tour sculptures history bronze vishnu
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Reviewed yesterday

As the title states there are lot of artifacts here. There are more Buddha statures then you will likely want to look at. But it does give one the opportunity to learn about the history and development of the Cambodian culture.

Thank Maikai_hoaloha
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I hoped the museum would provide insight into the history of Cambodia but unfortunately I did not find it overly informative. There are lots of statues and artefacts with information if you get the audio tour but it’s very repetitive.

Thank beast2u
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The National museum shows the real ancient khmer culture. Loads of sculptures and masterpieces. Moreover the garden is gorgeous!! Highly recommend to visit :)

Thank dixipedia
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I am sure the archeological objects in this museum will appeal to some but this was not my scene. The locals do seem very proud in their national treasures nonetheless.

Thank theflyingdoctor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By modern standards the national museum is small. There are plenty of exhibits from ancient statues to a sample of moon rock. In a lot of cases the labelling of the exhibits is minimal. There is a small cafe in the beautiful central courtyard.

Thank keithandbrie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Other than a few odd bits and bobs, a moon rock and a silk weaving loom, the Cambodian National Museum is pretty much devoted to showcasing the history of the Kymer nation. And fair enough too, it's a long and varied story. The displays are...More

Thank Mr_rossduncan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice rapid tour of cambodia's history 10$ the tour, a bit expensive 5$ for the audioguide. 1h tour max

Thank Marjorie D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Basically, most of the things in the museum are those from Angkor Wat. So if you visited Angkor Wat, I don’t think you will be impressed again by the ancient stuffs in this museum. Entrance fee is 10 USD.

Thank Gaelvy_Shen
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of cool artifacts representing the ancient history of Cambodia and its people. Nice atmosphere with plenty of shade and cool areas for those hot cambodian days

Thank Wilson S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We paid for the audio guides which give detailed explanation for hundreds of the exhibits. However, may be too detailed unless you are very interested in the minutiae of Cambodian ancient history. Mainly stone statues and smaller pieces in metal. Non air conditioned

Thank Diane C
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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