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National Museum, Phnom Penh

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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3.4/5 based on 2,400+ reviews on the web
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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  • Traveling with a friend and spent about two hours here in the afternoon. Well worth the $5 dollar entry fee. We also paid for an audio guide as well as the statues have very limited information on the...  read more »
  • Love the distinctive design of the red building. Although the open air style building can perhaps shorten your visit especially in Summer. Sculptures were taken from different different Prasats around...  read more »
  • The museum houses many artifacts from all over the country, as the name suggests. The statues and stone works are fascinating and an audio guide is a must to get the best out of it. The only negative ...  read more »
  • 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.
  • A place with a collection of Cambodian antiques range from Pre-Angkorain peroid to post-Angkorian period.
  • One of the highlights of Phnom Penh, with pieces of art from the pre-angkorian, angkorian and post-angkorian periods. A must see.
  • Doesn't cost much to visit and there are some great artifacts to look at. Seems like they need to be better protected though.
  • Nice little museum with a number of carvings and statues. Good for a wander to escape the heat of the day.
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