National Museum of Cambodia

National Museum of Cambodia

National Museum of Cambodia
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Street 13 Sangkat Chey Chumneas, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh 12305 Cambodia
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Sayed A
Sydney, Australia27 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Solo
Waste of $10 bux (USA) . There was barely much information about the artefacts and most of the stuffs was just old Buddhist statues with the same information just reworded to make it sound different.

Did not learn anything new at all and felt like the entry fee was designed to pay the bills of the museum and not to give the people who visit the place a decent experience.

The don’t even provide you with a map of the place or any further information other than a paper ticket written in Cambodian.

I prob wouldn’t have felt the need to write a bad review if they didn’t charge me $10 bux for a place which is only worth paying $1-$2 then maybe I can justify visiting the place .
Written 16 May 2022
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Anthony NomNom
Brisbane, Australia18 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022 • Couples
This is my fourth visit to Phnom Penh and one of the first times I have been genuinely anxious in this city. Due to COVID many things in Phnom Penh have lost the custom of providing a good experience to tourists, but this was the worst.

After buying tickets we were required to check our bags, and we were told we could not take cameras inside. I handed my bag containing my camera to an old man in a uniform at the little kiosk inside the gate. He gave me a check for the bag but then just left it there in the open kiosk while he wandered off chatting to the tuktuk drivers. There were maybe fifteen bags there, basically unattended.

When we got inside, lo and behold there were heaps of people walking around with backpacks on and taking photos! The whole thing smelt like a set-up. We immediately abandoned our visit (goodbye $20) and went back to retrieve our bags. Thankfully everything was there, but we had only been inside for ten minutes.

My hint is if you want to go here, DO NOT take a bag with you or a camera. They will basically be left in a small kiosk beside the street unattended.

Also for people who come to the National Museum to see the dancing in the evening, be aware this is no longer performed.
Written 9 July 2022
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miranda
London, UK2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The woman at the ticket office tried to rip us off by $35 in change of riels and dollars. We were extremely shocked by this given it was The National Museum of Cambodia! Not a good representation of the country when there are so many lovely and honest people all over the country and they have been through so much as a nation. This didn’t happen at The Palace, Angkor Wat, S21 Prison or The Landmine Museum. Please check your change carefully and do not let them rush you through the ticket office. It is very expensive for what it is anyway and they don’t lack customers as there were plenty of people going.
Written 3 April 2024
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GreenFong
Massachusetts44 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This was an activity I could have done without. There was one cool exhibit about a project between Okinawa, Japan and the museum employees in Phnom Penh (from both Tuol Sleng and the National Museum), but the other exhibits didn’t have enough to information available to make them interesting. The $5 entrance fee would have been put to a much better use at the next place on my list.
Written 5 June 2020
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Singye Wangchuk
Bhutan41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Informative museum of Cambodia. The Museum has the nation's history and treasures. Beautifully located at the heart of the capital city Phenom Penh. Architecture and surroundings give you a sense of peace and joy.
Written 16 October 2022
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Sherpa591575
Phnom Penh, Cambodia147 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
The National Museum, Phnom Penh, is located just north of the Royal Palace on streets 13/178. Construction commenced in 1917 & although further work continued through to 1924, it opened during the Khmer new year of 1920.
As with so much during the Khmer Rouge Regime period, the museum was badly damaged & closed. Also, many irreplaceable artifacts were damaged or stolen but despite all this the museum managed to reopen in April 1979, just three months after the city was liberated on the 7th January,
Artifacts include those reflecting Cambodian, Hindu & Buddhist influence along with Khmer culture through many centuries, can be viewed between 8am & 5pm (maybe some exceptions so please check) The admission charge for adult foreigners is $10 plus a further $5 for an audio guide. Please note that some limited photography may be allowed but smoking is not permitted inside any of the buildings. Respectable toilet facilities are available before you enter the main buildings.
For anyone with a particular interest in Cambodian history, a visit here would be invaluable but for others, an hour would be sufficient, hopefully, to whet the appetite for further research and maybe a return visit. The majority of the artifacts are clearly labeled in Khmer, French & English with the audio guide adding some enhancement. It appears that staff are usually on hand to answer general enquiries.
Before leaving, I can recommend relaxing in the splendid gardens & take some photographs. During my last visit it rained a lot, but dodging the showers I managed to get some good images which I have added to this review.
Written 18 October 2020
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TheresaSD
Aude, France130 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
It was very disappointing because there was no real stories told or history. It is really a collection of objects displayed. No history of the country or people.
Written 13 March 2023
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worldmaps
New York City, NY628 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Beautiful museum. The building itself is beautiful. It is the perfect size - not too large nor too small. The pieces are impressive. I truly enjoyed the visit.
Written 17 November 2022
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