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National Museum

Open 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
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“angkor wat”(182 reviews)
“khmer art”(64 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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This really isn't worth it. Beyond many statues of Buddhas and Hindu gods there isn't really much to see.

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful buildings and surrounds. Because of Cambodian recent history this museum is still being developed. But it was good to go and walk through the displays. Certainly not the Australian government had assisted with funding for the roof restoration.

Thank Isabel B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Expected way more from the $10 entrance. Not really much to see or much variety. Pretty courtyard and cafe.

Thank Clair W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I visited here to see some local History. It is worth the visit yet there seems to be something missing. There are English and French explanations across the Museum also audio phones and guides. Recent history is lacking.

Thank rumbakerry
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you need to kill some time in PP, the museum is an ok place to do it. Lots of ancient statues, endless audio sessions available. Became a tad bit repetitive though. No air condition.

Thank Chantelle K
Reviewed 1 week ago

The National Museum is interesting, but not large. There are quite open expansive rooms - open to the outside - so it has more of an aeroplane hangar feel. You can move inside and outside quite freely. The small courtyard garden is nice. You are...More

Thank Redbackspider
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was impressed at first because for a extra 5 dollars you could have a self guided tour. After experiencing the genocide museum and killing fields self guided tour I was all for it. Well it was disappointing and pretty lame in my opinion! The...More

Thank ratarojo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a well layed out display of many of the ancient artifacts of Cambodia. They are well displayed - some times in clean glass cases - sometimes in the open. It is well located near the palace with easy access by Tuk Tuk. The...More

Thank Banjomobile
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There aren't any exciting in this place no variety just one repeated idea, so any one can see if he was near and have a time to spend no else

Thank duuuudi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I toured the museum after the Palace, so naturally it wasn’t as sparkly or quite frankly as interesting. It does gives a great history of the country through costume, pottery, statues and other historic items from archeological sites. It just not very interactive. There are...More

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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