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. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Phnom Penh holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the National Museum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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National Museum Reviews
Lots of sandstone statues from ancient periods. Others interesting pieces as well. Be sure to rent the $5 audio guide as it is impossible to understand without it. It’s warm inside. Take a hand held..... more »
We spent about an hour and a half walking around the Cambodian national museum. Although many of the artifacts displayed are similar to artifacts and other Cambodian museums. more »
Nice place to take in some of the historical culture of Cambodia. The entire complex is very beautiful itself, clean and well kept, and cool on the inside. There are various sculptures showcasing the religious aspect of Cambodian culture. The entire museum doesn't take too long to visit so it's worth a trip to escape the mid day sun and heat.
Such a relaxation environment. And recommended for all tourists and foreign. There are coffee shop inside the museum so you can enjoy coffee before or after walk inside the museum. Because they are not allow to bring drinks into the museum.
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