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“To be seen but a little disappointing” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of National Museum

National Museum
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Phnom Penh Full-Day City and Architecture Tour
Ranked #7 of 114 things to do in Phnom Penh
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Owner description: This beautiful sandstone museum was opened in 1920 and showcases many fine examples of Angkor Wat statuary.
Carnforth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“To be seen but a little disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2012

Royalty and it's trappings have been around a long time in Cambodia therefore we found the displays particularly lacking in substance, however it still is a sight to see

Visited April 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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“repetitive but very well laid out”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2012

There are lots of Buddha busts, some dating back to the 6th and 7th century. It is not a large building but very nicely done and artifacts are well described. Recommended.

Visited April 2012
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“A lot of Sculptures but little history.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2012

The museum is interesting if you haven´t visit Angkor Wat and Siem Reap.
Many of the statues here shown have been taken from Angkor Wat. So if you have been to the Angkor Wat Muesum there is no need to visit the National Museum.
Ticket - 3 USD.

Visited April 2012
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“A Cambodian Dream”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2012

What a collection - what a building! A must see place. The museum has a wonderful athmosphere and it smells of Cambodian jasmin. Take your time and feel the magic. If you have space in your luggage buy one of the replica heads from Angkor for about 60 USD. They are already mounted and make a unique souvenier.

Visited February 2012
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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“Nice museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2012

Easy to find, just after the royal palace.. So just go there see some more statues

Visited April 2012
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