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National Museum, Phnom Penh

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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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  • The National Museum would require some serious investments to become at the level of its' artefacts. Despide these minuses, it' 
    The National Museum would require some serious investments to become at the level of its' artefacts. Despide these minuses, it'  more »
  • because - and not inspite - it being on an open plan and not airconned; because of the amazing collection, featuring the largest number of sculptures of one of the leading civilizations aesthetically....  more
    because - and not inspite - it being on an open plan and not airconned; because of the amazing collection, featuring the largest number of sculptures of one of the leading civilizations aesthetically....  more »
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  • Great place to see artifacts from Cambodia. It isn't so large that you need a whole day. Since the museum is split into a morning or afternoon session, I'd advise seeing sights outside in the morning and spend the afternoon taking a quiet stroll in the shaded museum.
  • Collection of mainly statues put together without apparent specific orders. No maps available to guide you through the museum. Might be interesting for statues aficionados, for others it won’t enable to learn much about Cambodia.

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