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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  • Karen T
    29 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
    114 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, Australia862 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, Australia27 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, Malaysia496 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
  • RobDavis12
    Cardiff, United Kingdom222 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well set out and informative museum
    We spent a good two hours in this wonderfully arranged collection of ancient Buddhas and other statues. The museum gives a greater overall understanding of the history of the people of Cambodia; their origins, religions, civilisation and temples. The museum is well set out with free lockers for bags, restrooms and a cafe. Audio guides are available at a small cost, although we enjoyed the exhibits without one. Photography is permitted without flash / on phones.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 October 2023
  • Deborah S
    Melbourne, Australia81 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent museum, must visit
    This museum is beautifully laid out and provides thorough, well-written explanations of Khmer history in faultless English. It is particularly strong on history related to Angkor Wat and is an essential adjunct to visiting the site for those who want to understand what they are seeing. The audio tour is very good and so is the labelling. Allow a couple of hours at least and don’t miss the room of 1000 buddhas.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 November 2023
  • marftrip
    Kernersville, North Carolina339 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Museum, Recommend Visiting First!
    This is a wonderful, and beautiful, museum that not only showcases some of the finest sculpture and artifacts from Angkor, it’s also a quick and easy walk through the history of the area. I did a temple tour my first day here, the museum my second - and really wished I’d done the museum first. I’d have better understood what I was seeing in that order. Looking at the amount of rooms in the museum, you may think there’s not a lot, but I was there three hours. Partly because there are excellent videos (with seating areas) throughout the museum, all available in a variety of languages. I would recommend the museum as a start to every visit here, it’s really a shame more people aren’t making the time. Highly recommend.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 23 November 2023
  • Musictraveler86
    Melbourne, Australia8 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice addition to the temple visit
    I would not say it's a must-visit but it's nice. Some of the artefacts are amazingly well kept, especially some pieces from a temple in the north (bantay sray?), its a little bit a shame they are not still in place in the temple because I think it is where it belongs. But at least they are safe here.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 December 2023
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Mani k
Jersey City, NJ85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Highly recommended a visit to this museum. I did a tour of the museum after visiting all the major sites which I thought is the way to go IMO as the I understood much more. Very well maintained and organized museum and well worth a visit.
Written 27 May 2024
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Merlin Alejo
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia68 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Very informative museum. Despite its size, the museum has 7 galleries and one additional gallery dedicated to the Buddha. Not only it packs with information, but also the artifacts are really beautiful and caught my eyes. It has one full section for Angkor Wat and the other temples. Some of the highlights in the museum includes the religion, the architecture of the temple and the story of the kingdom itself.
Written 13 May 2024
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helenrigby1974
Batemans Bay, Australia26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
My partner and I spent approximately 2.5 hours and found it to be a “user friendly layout”.
You have the option of an audio for $5.00, however each display has enough English if you didn’t want to spend the extra $$.
It’s fully air conditioner so a great way to spend a few hours out of the sun.
There’s a cafe, toilets and gift shop on sight. I think you should actually go here first before visiting the temples as it will make more sense.
Building is good, staff are helpful.
Written 6 May 2024
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Caroline S
United Kingdom51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
It's a small but fascinating museum. If you can, visit it before heading to Angkor Wat as the museum helps put things into perspective. As of April 2024, we paid $24 something for 2 tickets. We only got 1.5 hours in the museum and it was not enough. If you want to watch all the films and really look at the items I would suggest 2-3 hours. There is also a nice coffee shop attached to the museum. Be warned nowhere in Cambodia will they take even the slightest damaged dollar note.
Written 30 April 2024
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Aethelred
Cambridge, MA1,336 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
You skip the ANM at your own risk - the two main temples and one or two minor ones go first, but then you need to come here to see what was IN the temples and how they relate. (Pedagogy is different, but I recommend going here after the temples.) I find audioguides too restrictive; I recommend going by oneself and stopping where inspired. It is an expensive, commercial place, but the Jayavarman VII statue in the end is worth the ticket price already. The excellent shop with a great selection at fair and still cheap prices is its own attraction and very much worth visiting even if for some reason you don't want to enter the museum.
Written 20 April 2024
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Catherine Lee
Phnom Penh, Cambodia20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Angkor national museum. Very good place to learn more about Khmer dynasty and Angkor. Entrance ticket for foreigner is 12$ and 3$ for local, better to take audio guide there are about 5-6 languages, and Russian including. The museum territory clean and many flowers decoration. Each halls has many Buddha statue, historical artifacts which so important for Khmer nation. The shop on the end also very good,a bit expensive but there are some things not easy to find in the city. Discover museum tooks about 2 hours, in case you will listen whole the audio program.
Written 19 April 2024
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ArpitaS
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
This museum visit is a must to conclude a trip to Angkor Wat and the nearby temples. Many beautiful and one of a kind sculptures are housed in this museum from around the region. The audio guide is very helpful in navigating the museum. The building itself is quite beautiful and is minimalistic in nature that adds to the charm of the museum.
Written 6 April 2024
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Tracey011
Rangiora, New Zealand443 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Very interesting background. Well laid out and informative. Wish we had explored the museum before going on the temple tour! Made more sense of the conflicts and religious differences over the centuries.

We didn't do the audio tour but enough info in English to read. Do start at 1, the briefing.

You have to leave bags and hats, incl water at the reception but phones ok. Photos ok.

A great activity to escape the heat!
Written 1 April 2024
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Georgina I
Cowaramup, Australia214 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Very informative! We went here before going to Angkor Wat to get some back history, was well laid out! The film clips were great! Lockers for your bags and restrooms were clean and coffee refreshments were Ok
Written 29 March 2024
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Paul B
16 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
To be fair if I was a professor of Cambodian history I would have probably loved it, but after a few thousand Buddhas I had lost the will to live. The problem is that there was nothing interactive and the explanatory panels required a level of application that I no longer have. Strongly recommend some sort of chemical enhancement before visiting and don’t take your kid there especially if they have ADHD.
Written 18 March 2024
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