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National Museum, Phnom Penh

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Learn about the nation's cultural history and examine some of its most notable archaeological finds at National Museum. Inspired by the traditional Khmer architecture, the museum was established in the 1920s on the western side of the Veal Preah Man square. The institution boasts a vast collection of sculptures, ceramics, ethnographic and religious items, and various objects dating back to the Khmer Empire. Immerse yourself in the Cambodian culture by taking a guided tour in English, French, Japanese, or the Khmer language. Plan your visit to National Museum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Phnom Penh trip itinerary maker.
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  • Very nice building architecturally, rich in historical and archaeological finds Cambodians: va visited to learn a bit more about the history and the local art, before venturing of archaeological sites.
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  • Could be recommended to visit in two cases: (1) you are really interested in history of ancient Khmer empire and like to see some sculptures and artifacts found in temples; (2) you’re deadly bored and...  more »
  • Do not miss this when visiting PP. There are incredible artifacts there from Cambodian history. Pay the $5 extra with the entry ticket and get the audio guide. The labelling is not great inside the mu...  more »
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  • Beautiful museum. Definately worth a visit if you have an hour to spare and you are interested in history and khmer arts. But at $5 it's abit pricey!
  • The museum itself is worth the look, ancient khmer architecure. However what's inside isn't especially interesting, lots of statues, and some information about Cambodia's role in WWII
  • Another important tourist spot in Phnom Penh. Art history of Cambodia. Very nice and impressive.
  • A must visit in Phnom Penh. A lot artifacts from different periods of the Cambodian history. Visitor should hire an on-site guide to know the stories.
  • Highly recommended to visit. The museum show antiques ranging from Pre-Angkor era until modern-era (1960s). The building is in Cambodian's style and very unique. Visitor can spend around 1-2 hours. It is opened everyday from 8am to 5pm, so visitor need to be there at least at 4pm. $5 for each tourist, 5000riels for Cambodians and free for students and children.