Angkor National Museum
Angkor National Museum
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Angkor National Museum - The Legend Revealed During the Golden Era of the Khmer Kingdom, one of the ancient civilizations of this world was being created. It was the origin of Khmer art, culture, and architecture. These great inventions became one of the few wonders of the world that still amaze people throughout generations that still hold a great impact in present Cambodia society. Angkor National Museum takes pride in revealing the royal historical path of this Golden Era of the Khmer Kingdom through state of the art multimedia technology to provide visitors a full pictorial story of the legend for easy comprehension. Angkor National Museum will take its visitors through the journey back in time from the creation to the highest point of Khmer civilization. Through the use of interactive exhibits, visitors will develop a deeper understanding of customs, traditions and different beliefs of the ancient empire.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • sealrocker
    Portland, Oregon914 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    World Class Museum
    This is a world class museum worth your 1-1/2 to 2+ hours. Very clear explanations of the history, religions, art and architecture of the Khmer. $12/adult. Best gift shop we found in siem reap
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 March 2023
  • Emma W
    Hove, United Kingdom72 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Marvellous Example of a Local Museum
    Absolutely loved my visit to this museum. I came alone one morning and did the audio tour. The museum itself is well laid out with plenty to occupy you for a good couple of hours. The audio guide is a great companion to your visit. The galleries were the perfect place to learn more about the history of Cambodia and the room of 1000 bhuddas was breathtaking. Well worth a visit.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 19 April 2023
  • Nathaniel B
    New York City, New York145 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    a very nice addition to seeing angkor wat itself
    we did this museum our last morning in siem reap. maybe we should have done before angkor wat but doing it after helped clarify some things. the museum is small so two hours is about right. audio tour helped a lot. we learned a lot about khmer high civilization right before, during and right after angkor wat. learned a lot. recommend
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 May 2023
  • Wood77
    Los Angeles, California1,931 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thousand Buddhas
    This was a neat little museum about Cambodia ancient history. Only 2 stories and can be covered in half a day. Best of all, the exhibits were housed in air-conditioned room. Rest of the museum was hot. Phone cameras are OK. Professional looking camera with long lens weren’t allow because they assume the photos will be used commercially. There is a gift shop and small concession stand selling cold drinks and ice creams.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 May 2023
  • Karen T
    30 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good Museum with overview of religious history
    Good overview of temples and religious history of the area around Siem Reap. Beautiful building, lots of artifacts from surrounding temples. If you’d like a primer of what to look for at temples, lots of the stories are related here.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 July 2023
  • Elaine101
    115 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well designed and laid out
    Great way to spend a couple of hours, and if you are visiting the Angkor temples (and of course you are, you're in Siem Reap) you can learn a lot more about the history and culture of the people who built these amazing places. Museum is beautifully designed and laid out, with air-conditioned exhibition spaces but open halls and corridors in between, so it energy-efficient and has an open feel but you really appreciate the aircon each time you go into a new exhibition hall. Everything well labelled and explained. Nice little cafe for a break in the middle.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 July 2023
  • David M
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Must see for appreciating the Angor Complex
    I visted this museum after visiting Angkor Wat and the other Angkor complexes. The museum provided enormously helpful background and context for what I had just seen. I visited a number of museums in S.E. Asia and they were frequently not well arranged or very informative. The Angkor National Museum was an important exception. If one is going to take in the splendors of the Angkor complex, this museum should not be missed.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 22 July 2023
  • EHinOz
    Woy Woy, Australia861 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must do - before you visit the temples!
    This museum is simply a 'must do' in Siem Reap. And it must be visited before your trips to the temples. The museum, whilst not on the scale of the Pnomh Penh museum, is essential viewing in Siem Reap. It serves to highlight the quality of the artworks and architecture, but most importantly lays down the sequence of when the temples were built and in which ruler's era. Do visit!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 September 2023
  • PatcheGirl
    Adelaide, Australia13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A chance to see objects and imagine them in Angkor Wat or other temples.
    Fantastic visit to Museum on a hot afternoon, all exhibits incredibly interesting. Second visit, this time paid for audioguide and was well worth it. Very well organised and you get to see everything up close to examine the fine detail in carvings etc. So happy we went.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 September 2023
  • annchin
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia484 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unveiling the Rich Tapestry of Angkor: A Journey Through the Angkor National Museum
    Angkor Wat and the surrounding temple complex are undoubtedly the crown jewels of Cambodia's cultural heritage. To fully appreciate the majesty of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Angkor Wat, a visit to the Angkor National Museum is a must. This immersive museum experience offers a comprehensive understanding of the history, art, and spirituality that define the Angkor region. The museum is a treasure trove of historical artifacts, sculptures, and multimedia presentations. It's organized into eight galleries, each dedicated to a different aspect of Angkorian history and culture. The exhibits are thoughtfully curated, with informative panels and multilingual audio guides providing context and depth to the artifacts on display. The highlight of the museum is undoubtedly the intricate collection of sculptures and statuary from Angkor temples. These masterpieces, spanning various eras, showcase the evolution of Khmer artistry and craftsmanship. They offer a captivating glimpse into the spiritual and artistic expressions of the Angkorian period. The multimedia presentations, including 3D models and audio-visual displays, add an interactive dimension to the museum, making the history of Angkor come alive for visitors. However, the museum could benefit from some modernization and renovation to enhance the overall visitor experience. The museum's audio guides, available in several languages, are well-narrated and rich in historical content. They allow visitors to explore the exhibits at their own pace while absorbing a wealth of information. However, the maintenance of the facility, especially in terms of lighting, could be improved to preserve the artifacts and enhance the overall experience. The admission fee to the museum is on the higher side @ $12, but it is commensurate with the value of the experience and the educational content offered. Visitors who appreciate history, culture, and art will find the investment worthwhile. An enlightening journey into the heart of the Khmer Empire's cultural heritage.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 24 September 2023
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Rhona C
Leeds, UK475 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
What is there not to like about this wonderful museum!
The displays are excellent and the audio tapes explain clearly about some of the artefacts in each area.
We wish we had gone here first before we spent a week visiting temples.
The building itself lends itself beautifully to the displays and we spent an enjoyable 4 hours looking around.
Written 18 February 2024
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dkc484
Dalmally, UK79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
An excellent museum, we only wish we had visited here before going to the various temples as the information imparted only enhances the visit to the area.
The layout is very "user friendly" and there are plenty of seating areas and audio/visual displays.
The use of the audio guide really enhances the visit and the commentaries are informative and concise.
A beautiful building with a coffee shop and a tasteful shop.
Written 18 February 2024
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wine_9
Walla Walla, WA23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
This is a great museum to learn about the Cambodian history, religions and temples. Good place to visit before going to Angkor Wat and Anchor Thom. It was just $10 usd and the museum wasn’t crowded at all. Very helpful staff. Take 1-2 hours to tour.
Written 6 February 2024
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Staggerwing12
Fairbanks, AK81 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Very interesting museum. We toured it the day before going to visit Angkor Wat and it helped us understand the history of the place. The exhibit flow was a little confusing but that is the only downside.
Written 5 February 2024
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Curious_Traveller636
London, UK303 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
I spent 1.5 hrs here and that was spot on. Arrived at 08.30 as it opened. Almost had the place to myself. I had read reviews that recommended hiring the audio guide which I don’t normally do, but it was worth it for $7. Admission is $10. I really enjoyed it. Our guide on the tours to the temples was very good and this complemented what he had told us, and allowed more time to learn about the Khmer kings and their achievements. The name of the museum confirms what it covers - Angkor - and doesn’t cover much else about Cambodia. A definite must if you have time.
Written 5 February 2024
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Heather G
New York City, NY7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Exiting and better than most museums that are in the USA.
You will be blown away with the first exhibition.
It’s a combination of contemporary and old world artifacts.
Written 2 February 2024
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Khunsreynin R
Phnom Penh, Cambodia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
The museum brings us back to the Pre-Angkor to Angkor era providing us with tons of historical information. Get informed about religion, kings and other cultural symbols. It was a calming and present moment for us to immerse ourselves in such a culturally rich ambiance. We spent only 2 hours there, without an audio explanation, but we recommend that the experience is way better with the audio explanation.
Written 22 January 2024
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HMKaren
Los Angeles, CA895 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
In between climbing temples in the heat and humidity, we visited the Angkor National Museum. It's right in town and easy to get to. Admission was $12. We enjoyed seeing the art and exhibits. We really enjoyed being in the closed galleries with air conditioning!
Written 19 January 2024
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gatormotherof2
Washington DC, DC466 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Not too large in scale, and well laid out. It gives a good overview of Angkor Wat, the history and surrounding area. Highly recommend you visit prior to visiting temples etc as the level of interest may wane after you’ve seen your fill of temples. We visited Angkor Wat amongst many other temples “solo” as this allowed us to time to stroll at our pace.

Please keep your children quiet in the various exhibition rooms. It’s NOT social hour!
Written 18 January 2024
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SteveAntpitta
New York City, NY111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
This spacious museum was well laid out. It emphasized the art more than historical context. There are many impressive works on display.

We hailed our tuk-tuk from in front of our hotel. He detoured to a ticket agent, and insisted we buy our museum passes there. We paid the same as at the museum, but there was probably a commission involved. Calling a Grab might avoid the middleman.
Written 17 January 2024
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Angkor National Museum admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost ₹ 10,963.46, while a popular guided tour starts around ₹ 1,897.84 per person.

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