Angkor National Museum, Siem Reap

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Inspect the cultural heritage of the Khmer Empire's golden era at Angkor National Museum. Opened in 2007, the museum houses a vast collection of relics that portray the ancient civilization's legends and art. The exterior may look a bit mall-like, but the museum's many galleries brim with splendor sure to impress hard-core history buffs. Inside the exhibit halls, you can examine informative displays about Angkor Wat, the rise of the Khmer Empire, and the influence of Buddhism on the local people. The museum prohibits photography and offers discounted tickets for the youngest visitors. Put Angkor National Museum and other Siem Reap attractions into our Siem Reap attractions planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • We were pleasantly surprised by how organized and well done the Angkor National Museum was. It should be a must see before (or after) your temple touring. The exhibit areas are air conditioned too as ...  more »
  • I recommend that you visit this one the day before you go on the temple tours. That way you will appreciate the visits more. The entrance fee is $12. There is an additional $3 for audio guide but it i...  more »
  • The museum gives you a glimpse of the cambodia history and the temples. I recommend to visit the museum before the temples. This is due to you will know the history in advance and the meaning of the s...  more »
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  • I'd recommend spending at least three hours at the museum. It was doable in an hour and a half which is all the time I had but it did feel rushed. I paid the extra 5 dollars for the audio guide and did not regret it. The audio guide is polished and comes in many languages. Would be best to visit the museum before you hit the temples, though spending a nice air-conditioned day there at the end of your trip doesn't sound too bad either.
  • It's a good place to cool down from all the heat. You will need to check in your big bags at the front gate, but it is quite safe per our experience. Museum is full of stone artifacts and history in multiple languages. Give this place 2-3 hours should be sufficient.
  • Great museum! A fantastic place to build a foundation in understanding Khmer history and culture. Would recommend paying a visit to this venue before going to Angkor Wat and other temples. The background knowledge one acquires here will help in understanding the temple histories and the carvings and religious sculptures within.
  • Great museum that provides insight into the nearby temples. I recommend coming here before visiting Angkor Wat and the other temples. You can learn about the history and significance of the temples and then see it in person when you visit. Costs $12 per person but it is worth it. Tons of info in English.
  • It is a must visit place for sure, probably the most visited place in Cambodia. The temples are amazing, there are around 900 of them in the whole area! If you want to save time, go to the 3 main ones, as others are more damaged or less significant. I would easily put 5 stars if not the overpriced entry fee... 37 usd for one day and 67 (or similar) for a three day tour. Having in mind that this price is set for tourists only (locals pay much less), it seems to be way too high..
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