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National Museum

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

We stopped here as part of a full day tour but did not enjoy it at all. It is expensive at $10 per person entry and very average to poor displays inside. Nice gardens in the centre but that’s about all. Give it a miss...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank FrancoisT488
Reviewed 2 days ago

The building is quite beautiful but it is not the sparkling (and perhaps sterile) modern museum building that you see in Siem Reap. Most of the exhibit spaces are not air conditioned and open to the outside air. But this roughness is what makes this...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank SixpackDC
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It is a quiet place with a mixture of history, art, crafts, culture and ancient folklore. The ambient and atmosphere is positive to spend a couple of hours there.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank wyndyday
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some interesting sculptures which are very old and give you an idea of the long history of Cambodia, but it’s a small museum with minimal information provided so not worth the USD10pp entrance fee by any means.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank katieknz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Like most Asian museums, you really need to get yourself an audio guide to fully appreciate the exhibits but, if you're happy just roaming around on your own, you can work things out for yourself. It was really interesting to see all of this first...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Rhonda W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the National Museum and it is not accessible at all. There are steps to enter the museum and then 95% of the artifacts are down another set of steps. We actually purchased tickets and then found out there were steps.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Bonnie W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful garden. Typical Cambodian architecture. Visitors are confronted with what feels like hundreds of statues, but little info on what it is all about. Not a must visit museum.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CoreneBloemfontein
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Next door to the national palace. $10 to get in. Has audio guide which I didn't realise. But most of the exhibits have the detail in English. Very informative.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DouglasR1318
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I headed here because the royal palace was closed for midday and I expected a lot more for the price. It’s a square building where the perimeter is filled with statues of old temples/ gods. There isn’t much information unless you pay the extra $5...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jessq1992
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are on a tour of SE Asia and we had a museum guide. Unfortunately he was hard to understand and even though our group was only 20 it was hard to know what he was talking about unless you were lucky enough to be...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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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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Response from John H | 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