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“Helpful to understand Angkor”

Angkor National Museum
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US$90.00*
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Siem Reap City Tour Including Apsara Dance...
Ranked #41 of 191 things to do in Siem Reap
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

If you don't already have an understanding of Hindu this may help a little. Also, I wish we had visited before we went to the temples as I may have pushed our guide a little more for information. Be prepared to sit and listen to the videos and read the explanations and you may just learn something. Be careful that everything doesn't just turn into a pile of rocks. I didn't think $12 was outrageous like some other reviews and I enjoyed my couple of hours there.

Thank Andrew M
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Reviewed 20 August 2014 via mobile

Entry fee was 10bucks plus audio tour. Audio tour was excellent allowing you to pause at numbered exhibits and view whilst listening and essentially structured your tour. Certainly added some required colour to the trip and exceeded expectations!

Thank Karim L
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

I was unsure about whether I even wanted to try visiting this museum because of so many poor reviews I saw on TA, but we had some extra time, and it was quite enjoyable! We spent a couple of hours here with the audio tour and went through the exhibits slowly, reading all of the information boards as we went. Nothing came up as a mind-boggling epiphany about Angkor, but it was a nice secondary source of information about what we had seen at the temples and read in our guide book. If you have extra time, go and check it out, but it need not be at the top of your to-do list whilst in Siem Reap: the temples themselves are still the best teachers!

Thank millerkelseya
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Reviewed 20 August 2014 via mobile

Yes it is expensive, but it is worth it. However make sure you take the virtual audio tour for the extra 3 dollars. It just enhances the experience that much more.

Thank Navin N
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Reviewed 18 August 2014 via mobile

The museum does not enhance your visit to Angkor. You get to see mainly statues (some are nice though) and some information panels about the history. It doesn't help you understand the life or culture of the people at that time.
The few videos also don't add any value.
The audio guide doesn't complement the written information already presented.
Not worth the 12$ entrance fee.

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