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Address: 13th St. | Between 178th and 184th Sts., Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phone Number: +855 23 211 753
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This beautiful sandstone museum was opened in 1920 and showcases many fine...

This beautiful sandstone museum was opened in 1920 and showcases many fine examples of Angkor Wat statuary.

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National Museum

It's near Royal Palace so I walk near and take a look but I don't come in. Because when you only have 1 day to discover a city, don't come to a museum.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is not a very big museum, but had a great collection of Khmer artifacts. We really enjoyed visiting this place. We spent about one and half hour here.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The museum won't take long to look through 1-2hrs. The displays were interesting but a little random, we went from 11/12th Century Angkor to Cambodia's involvement in WW1! The Buddha statues were a little repetitive as well but for the price it was an interesting place to go.

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Thank Tom S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very peaceful museum with good collection of Hindu statues - good for an hour walk in the shade especially after Royal Palace. The folk dance show they do nightly is also interesting to see, and it supports the preservation of Khmer culture.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's near Royal Palace so I walk near and take a look but I don't come in. Because when you only have 1 day to discover a city, don't come to a museum.

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Kuantan, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

An open museum housing vast collection of stone stele, statue, lintel and wooden buddha. king jayavarman vii statue was displayed here, along with various carving on hindu Buddhist gods.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you have limited time I would go to Killing Fields and S21 before coming here. There are some incredible artefacts that date back many centuries but unfortunately the displays are not very well structured so it is hard to place things in context. The audio tour content seemed overly lengthy and was fine on an exhibit by exhibit basis.... More 

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The national museum is truly a sight to behold. It isn't a very large museum but it does give you some insight on World War I (if I'm not mistaken) as well as the ancient statues found at Angkor Wat. The courtyard is simply lovely and it's a nice place for photos and there are lots of benches around. It... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Collections are mostly statues from the 9th to the 14th century, although it is interesting to me but I don't thing the normal tourists from the West would be impressed. The buildings are nice but I was surprised to find the place without air conditioning. The public toilets are also dirty.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visited the location and it was ok. The english translator they gave me didn't work well. I spent maybe 45 minutes here and was ready to go. I'd be happy to pay $3 - $5 but it's no where worth $10.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very impressive set of displays. Nicely air conditioned to provide a bit of relief from touring. Cannot take pictures inside the facitiliy.

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