National Museum

National Museum, Phnom Penh: Hours, Address, National Museum Reviews: 4/5

National Museum
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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1-2 hours
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Lookingforthegood
Greater London, UK263 contributions
$5 for foreigners to enter, 0.13 cents for Cambodians the last I read.
May 2021
I saw this museum from the outside - not impressed.
Show them racism does not pay. Would they pay more because they are Cambodian to enter a museum in the West?
This place has been swindling tourists for years from what I heard from expats in Phnom Penh.
Written 14 May 2021
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Frances L
United Kingdom263 contributions
Extensive artefacts
Feb 2020
It was nice to have respite from the incessant sun. The museum has an extensive array of artefacts on view. A fine collection of pottery, sculptures and bronze
Written 25 July 2020
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RC_luv2trvl
Waxhaw, NC21 contributions
Unless you’re a serious archaeologist I’d save you’re money ...
Jun 2020 • Solo
Sorry for the somewhat negative review Cambodian government but my experience at this museum was being happier to be inside and out of the rain than what this museum offered. Too many similar like statues carvings etc close together in unappealing large hall rooms made me bored. Without the extra audio option, there weren’t enough associated English descriptions to keep my attention. Though I will say the central square grounds are pleasant. But honestly, I didn’t learn or see much of anything new and would’ve preferred to save the $10 entrance fee.
Written 11 June 2020
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R K L
Seattle, WA2,300 contributions
Beautiful courtyard a joy to behold...
Jan 2020
We spent part of our last morning in Phnom Penh at the National Museum of Cambodia. Unless you are really into artifacts, spending a few hours at most would be sufficient to see some wonderful Khmer ceramics and particularly sculptures and to experience the highlights of this huge collection. The beautiful courtyard of the museum was an absolute joy to behold.
Written 17 May 2020
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Joel K
Vancouver, Canada3,001 contributions
Artifacts galore.. Many periods of Cambodian history
Nov 2019
There are artifacts galore in this building made of standstone and many of the artifacts as well. The artifacts are a representation of the many kings and and the many temples they built in Cambodia.
Written 18 April 2020
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Valerie
Toulouse, France265 contributions
Jayavarman VII
Mar 2020
A must see if you love Khmer art: the museum hosts pre-angkorian & angkorian sculptures saved from the temples. Master piece is the peaceful sculpture of Jayavarman VII which is reproduced everywhere. People still bring fresh lotus flowers to honor their ancient king.
Written 11 April 2020
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Linda B
Raleigh, NC2,203 contributions
So much to look at!
Feb 2020
It houses the country's greatest display of Khmer statuary. The exhibits date back to prehistoric times right up to the present day. There really is a lot to see! I enjoyed seeing the Guinness World Record longest handwoven scarf.
Written 7 April 2020
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Cynthia P
San Jose, CA2,251 contributions
Underwhelming
Feb 2020
Small museum housing artifacts, sculptures, etc from Cambodia's history. The museum is home to the world's largest hand-scarf. Maybe worth a stop if you're into Cambodia's past.
Written 14 March 2020
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Sarah Lewis
Harlow, UK918 contributions
Interesting-audio guide a must though
Mar 2020 • Couples
It’s pointless visiting this museum if you don’t take an audio guide.
Sure lots of exhibits have brief descriptions but you get so much more info with guide, instead of just walking around not knowing what you’re looking at.
Lots of carvings/statues/ Buddha etc, but also some interesting artefacts....sadly some with unknown provenance.
Spend a couple of hours here, they have a small cafe and lovely gardens too.
Written 14 March 2020
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Travel13424231590
Ao Nang, Thailand15 contributions
Suggest you visit here before Angkor Wat
Mar 2020 • Solo
A surprising and lovely museum full of precious antiquities. So good to see that these things have been carefully restored and preserved.

It makes sense of the Angkor Wat temples with statues and explanatory photographs. The museum has a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere. Well worth a visit.
Written 7 March 2020
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