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. See War Museum Cambodia and all Siem Reap has to offer by arranging your trip with our Siem Reap itinerary maker.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Very impressive open air museum with many weapons, tanks, planes, etc... from the wars in Cambodia. The guides are mainly itself affected by armed conflict and can transmit so much impressive and sad stories of the early past of Cambodia.
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  • August 18, 2017
    It's a long way out of town. About an hour walk but it was worth it. The museum filled in my missing bits of knowledge about Cambodia's conflict. The photographs are heart wrenching and the artillery ...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    We visited the museum on our last day in Siem Reap when we were all templed-out. It is a short tuk tuk ride from the town ($6). Entrance is about $5 and this includes a free tour guide. All the tour g...  more »

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