War Museum Cambodia, Siem Reap

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Hold small arms and feel the difference between the M16 and the AK47 at War Museum Cambodia, which displays a lethal mix of US, Soviet, and Chinese military hardware and claims to be the only war museum in Cambodia. A wide range of artillery pieces, Soviet T54 tanks, a Mig-19 jet, Mil Mi6 helicopters, and 85-mm divisional gun D-44, and even Chinese Shenyang F-6 fighter jets have been collected since 1999. A huge collection of land mines and wartime photographs tell stories of the armed conflict in Cambodia, which raged for the last three decades of the 20th century. Located between Siem Reap and the airport, the museum offers some hands-on insights into recent conflicts in the country, explained by four free guides, two of whom are war veterans who used to fight on opposing sides. To visit War Museum Cambodia on your holiday in Siem Reap, and find out what else Siem Reap has to offer, use our Siem Reap trip itinerary site .
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  • A driver recommended I take this tour. It’s only $5USD and worth every penny. The free guides are War veterans, witnesses of war or landline victims. They each have a unique and heartbreaking story to...  more »
  • I only heard of this museum by chance, from our tuk tuk driver. When I had some spare time I went out to see it - right on the outskirts of Siem Reap, I wondered where I was being taken. The museum ha...  more »
  • This museum is extremely confronting. What was done to the people of Cambodia and Vietnam is an horrific story that should never be repeated. The Cambodians and Vietnamese are lovely people and are gr...  more »

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