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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  • Another enlightening experience that reminds you of the struggle this country and its people have had over the past 200 years. It also outlines the futility of war and the problems that are left behin...  more »
  • Although we had bought at the entrance of three days to visit Angkor after two days were tired of both Temple so we decided to explore the town. We approached the War Museum without much waiting and perhaps that is the reason why we were surprised. It is cheap, and most importantly, there are free guided tours. If you have to wait, wait, but the tour is the best. These guides parents lived the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge and you count as life it was not many years ago. The Museum is bad but that you will have the guide may be the best that you hear / see in Cambodia.
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  • An interesting place for a look. Nice, quiet location and very well kept grounds. $5 entry fee is very reasonable and lovely people as staff. Gives an insight as to how the past has been for Cambodian...  more »

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