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National Museum, Phnom Penh
(3.4/5 based on 2,600+ 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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  • I love this place because it shows me a lot thing in past and learn a lot about my history and get the experience for the next Cambodia. Traveler should visit this place once you come to Phnom Penh be...  more »
  • I've been here multiple times with school students and they have all said the same- but Miss we just saw this in Siem Reap why is only part of it in the museum? Great convo to have with kids but it pr...  more »
  • This is a very good museum on the local ancient history. It explains the history very well and contains many pieces from the pre-Angkorian era. Don't expect it to be comfortable though, as there is no...  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.