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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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  • The collection of Khmer sculpture here is amazing, and makes a great compliment to visiting the temples at Angkor. There is an option to buy an audio tour. We passed, and still seemed fine. There are ...  more »
  • 因为先到的暹粒,对吴哥文明有了一定了解。再来看这个博物馆会非常有感觉。很多东西能够近距离观看,遗憾的是好看的展品都不能拍照。 
  • After having surveyed ANGKOR and preangkoriens sites, a visit to this museum is complementary with lintels statues of very good quality. It should be noted the interest of the audio in a very good french and very complete guide
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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.