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“excellent collection of sculptures in a looted country” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of National Museum

National Museum
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Phnom Penh Full-Day City and Architecture Tour
Ranked #7 of 114 things to do in Phnom Penh
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Owner description: This beautiful sandstone museum was opened in 1920 and showcases many fine examples of Angkor Wat statuary.
Lugano, Switzerland
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“excellent collection of sculptures in a looted country”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2012

At least a place in Cambodia where some sculptures can be seen! The museum is clean but too dark. It is a pity as many objects cannot be appreciated. The toilette is awful!

Visited February 2012
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“Valuable information set in attractive building”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2012

Very interesting display about apsara history and restoration

Visited February 2012
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Berkeley, California
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“Small museum with pieces from Ankgor Wat”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2012

Small museum of pieces largely from Angor Wat area and temples. We saw it after seeing Ankgor Wat and without it probably does not have necessary context. Ankgor Wat has many statues and best pieces missing, some if which are in museum, so get an idea of what it must have been like. Small number in display, some information given. Don't know why could not photograph in museum --they're stone sculptures. Only costs $3.

Visited March 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Beautiful architecture and films about archeology”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2012

A good way to spend a few hours, especially viewing the film on the projection of Angkor life. Many statues on display but you cant take pictures, only in the garden area. Worth visiting.

Visited February 2012
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“worth seeing once!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

This attraction is very close by to Royal Place so combine these together. Its worth seeing. It will take you 1 hour to go through here. I don't think children would enjoy this. Once you start seeing one statue they all sort of look the same to me.
There are children begging at the front entrance with a strong smell of urine in the air.
The museum cost $3usd to enter.
Worth seeing once but would find it interesting to go back.

Visited February 2012
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