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Address: 13th St. | Between 178th and 184th Sts., Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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+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 pride and history - interesting; មោទនភាពជាតិនិងប្រវត្តិសាស្រ្ត - គួរឱ្យចាប់អារម្មណ៍

This was a very interesting visit and to see the national pride of the country. I was fascinated by the rich history and tradition. Lots of artefacts on display as well. It was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Shenzhen, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the best looking museums you'll ever see. The grounds and building are beautiful. The displays are well laid out and the audio guide is very in depth. Be careful some displays you cannot take a photo of. It helps if you have been to Angkor Wat. Very clean and spacious. Busy with tourists. Cosyveuth audio guide... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place has many statues of old Cambodia, and is very reflective of Cambodian culture. It is an amazing place and I would definitely revisit. The Cambodian culture is the best in the world.

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1 Thank TimB20177
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum contains some beautiful pieces. I also love the design of the building and the open, calm feel of the museum. I have visited a number of times and never tire of it. I haven't used the audio guide but can imagine it would be helpful. Some of our group went to the dance in the evening and thought... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The National Museum is smaller than I expected, and consisted mostly of religious statues. Some interesting things, but not the most exciting museum around, and not very in-depth into Cambodian history. Probably worth doing if you have lots of time, but I wouldn't put it into a tight schedule.

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Thank Kimberley E
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It is really a nice place and you can see a lot of different figures of the different ages. For me it was most interesting to hear the stories behind as I honestly are not interested into hearing the same explanation of the same god several times. You can also enjoy time in the garden which is very beautiful. The... More 

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Thank Rebecca S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really cool building and architecture but was disappointed with the museum content and overall experience. The museum holds numerous different Cambodian artifacts and the audio guide describes/tells a story about each one. However, there's no element of excitement or discovery as many times the audio guide simply describes what you are seeing in front of you (height, weight, colour etc)... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a very interesting visit and to see the national pride of the country. I was fascinated by the rich history and tradition. Lots of artefacts on display as well. It was worth a visit.

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1 Thank vsomerset
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice building buil at the begining of the XX Century. The museum has a vaste collection of sculptures, from the beggining of the Angkor kingdom (about 10th century) to the modernity. Most of the sculptures were removed from is originial location in temples, which is not the most nice way to see art (but that is what the British... More 

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Thank Raul M
France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A nice visit. We felt the need to go with a guide and it was nice to visit here after having been to the Angkor temples. Note than the National Museum hosts the Cambodian Living Arts daily performance which is a MUST see show.

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Thank Zatash
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A lot of old exhibits of the Angkor time and more with some interesting facts. Nice preparation before visiting Angkor Wat. The building itself is also worth a look.

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