Cambodia Landmine Museum
Cambodia Landmine Museum
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Landmine Museum was founded by ex-child soldier Aki Ra as a way to tell the world about the horrors landmines had inflicted on his native Cambodia. He used the proceeds to clear landmines wherever he could find them. In the process of clearing small, remote villages, he began bringing home wounded and orphaned children. These children lived at the museum for over 10 years. Aki Ra also started Cambodian Self-Help Deming, an NGO that clears landmines. Today, Cambodian Self-Help Demining has cleared 9,361,685 square meters of land and 255 minefields. Please join us at the Cambodia Landmine Museum to learn about the history of landmines and what is being done now in Cambodia to clear them.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • James D
    15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A bit of a trek, but so worthwhile
    While a shame that this site is now so far out of Siem Reap (about an hour by tuk tuk) it's amazingly worthwhile to see. To hear Aki Ra's story, to see the continuing work he and his team do on a daily basis to clear the landmines and make the land of Cambodia safe for the people who live there. Our tuk tuk driver also took us to a palm sugar maker, and the local market on the way back to town, to get a flavor of life in Cambodia (we didn't want to go to a ton of things, so this was plenty for us)
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 July 2023
  • Liz
    Balwyn, Australia60 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the drive out of SR
    The trip out there was lovely. I’d book a car rather than tuk tuk cause the road out is full of pot holes. The guide was very informative and spoke English very well. Well worth a visit if you have a spare couple of hours
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 17 August 2023
  • TravelBee93
    Switzerland338 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such an important place, don't miss it!
    The museum is nicely done and offers lots of interesting facts and figures about land mines in Cambodia. The story of the founder is just stunning and it's fascinating what he achieved with his engagement. By visiting this museum you not only learn about this important piece of Cambodian history but also support the victims of the land mines so make sure to stop by!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 November 2023
  • 2202
    202 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Humbling experience
    This is a very simple but very emotional museum of what in the very recent past mankind has done to each other, and the legacy left for a population. One man has tried to turn the tide and it is impossible not to be moved by his story and why it was felt necessary to plant many more landmines than the entire population and the economics of making them non lethal. Felt quite humbled after this visit.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 December 2023
  • Sarah K
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Heartbreaking but Important and Inspiring Museum
    Recommend that you prioritize a stop at this museum during your visit to the temples. It is a well organized museum and we found it important to learn about current history in Cambodia as part of our trip. Aki Ra is an inspiring person and his efforts to clean up landmines in Cambodia is truly extraordinary.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 January 2024
  • Khunsreynin R
    Phnom Penh, Cambodia22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Admiring work from a Cambodian heart
    Aki Ra, who is the founder, is a very inspiring person. I read about him a long time ago and just got the chance to meet him and see the museum. The visit was fascinating especially when there was a short demo on demining. A lot of information about Cambodian history, and we can ask more questions about how Aki Ra came about his vision.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 January 2024
  • Paul H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent guide Hak Hort
    Well worth a visit if only to support the amazing work to clear the many landmines from Cambodia. Our guide around the museum was Hak Hort, Hak is extremely knowledgeable and speaks from his own personal experience. A truly amazing and inspirational guy.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 31 January 2024
  • Lucille D
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Important and valuable experience
    Although far from the city centre, the journey to the Landmine Museum is worth it (a good occasion to see the surrouding countryside landscapes!). We met Mr Ak Ira, the founder of the museum and charity. Meeting him in person was a true honour and hearing his story was so important to truly understand what happened in Cambodia. It is also very difficult to hear as it is such a heartbreaking story. What Mr Ak Ira is doing for his country is so valuable. It is important to support this museum and the immense work they are doing to make Cambodia mine-free one day.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 16 February 2024
  • Dianna O
    15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An informative visit
    The information on display was both interesting and informative. At the entrance, there was background information about the person who had set up the Museum. He has quite a story to tell. We were there for approximately 1.5hours. I was particularly interested to read about some of the children who were injured by landmines and to see what they are doing now.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 April 2024
  • alisaww
    Missoula, Montana160 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A worthwhile, if out of the way, visit
    We went here with our teen sons as we felt learning about modern history was at least as critical as ancient history. The museum is kind of out of the way, and we arrived in tuk tuk which took a minute. Perhaps take a car. The museum was pretty well done for a shoe string budget. There was a lot about the landmines themselves, which I found less interesting than the information about the history, the demining process, and the work still to be done. However, we were glad we went, and were inspired by one person's dedication to making a difference.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 June 2024
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alisaww
Missoula, MT160 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
We went here with our teen sons as we felt learning about modern history was at least as critical as ancient history. The museum is kind of out of the way, and we arrived in tuk tuk which took a minute. Perhaps take a car. The museum was pretty well done for a shoe string budget. There was a lot about the landmines themselves, which I found less interesting than the information about the history, the demining process, and the work still to be done. However, we were glad we went, and were inspired by one person's dedication to making a difference.
Written 14 June 2024
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Dianna O
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The information on display was both interesting and informative. At the entrance, there was background information about the person who had set up the Museum. He has quite a story to tell. We were there for approximately 1.5hours. I was particularly interested to read about some of the children who were injured by landmines and to see what they are doing now.
Written 13 April 2024
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Tom's World
Siem Reap, Cambodia54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Excellent museum with emotional stories and history of the conflicts of Cambodia that caused so much harm and heartache. About an hour of of town but a nice drive through rural Cambodia and some small villages
Written 7 April 2024
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NickGi
Germany178 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Please go and visit, what you will learn is more than enough to understand how bad the situation is with land mines (not only in Cambodia). If you are able donate a little because the little will make a difference!
Written 18 March 2024
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Robert T
Sydney, Australia36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Met and spoke with Ali Ra who cleared some 50,000 land mines. A very informative talk on the different types of mines and how they were planted.
Information about the different types of destruction they caused and why.
Well worth the visit.
Written 7 March 2024
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Lucille D
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Although far from the city centre, the journey to the Landmine Museum is worth it (a good occasion to see the surrouding countryside landscapes!). We met Mr Ak Ira, the founder of the museum and charity. Meeting him in person was a true honour and hearing his story was so important to truly understand what happened in Cambodia. It is also very difficult to hear as it is such a heartbreaking story. What Mr Ak Ira is doing for his country is so valuable. It is important to support this museum and the immense work they are doing to make Cambodia mine-free one day.
Written 17 February 2024
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nicolasnelling21
Manchester, UK69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Harrowing and fascinating place to visit to hear more about the good work that is being undertaken to clear landmines for the locals by someone who had been part of planting them. Inspiring
Written 13 February 2024
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Paul H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Well worth a visit if only to support the amazing work to clear the many landmines from Cambodia. Our guide around the museum was Hak Hort, Hak is extremely knowledgeable and speaks from his own personal experience. A truly amazing and inspirational guy.
Written 31 January 2024
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Ned C
Wagga Wagga, Australia6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
I would recommended was only small and a long road trip which has many potential holes is the only downfall. The museum is cool especially if you want learn more about Cambodia’s history.
Written 24 January 2024
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Philipp G
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Small museum but incredibly informative and does amazing work for the local community. We had a tour from one of the team members and it was very insightful.
Written 23 January 2024
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