One section of the Angkor Panorama Museum is very much worth visiting. Panorama Hall is a dome-like structure with a viewing platform at its centre. From there you can take in three scenes titled 'Defence Strategy', 'Construction Strategy', and 'Prosperity.'
The three-dimensional illusion created here is the most impressive I’ve seen anywhere requiring only the naked eye. At certain points, it really feels as if you’re gazing miles off into the distance.
The attention to detail is striking and with a good guide, as I was provided with, much can be learned. One scene depicts Khmers, under Jayavarman VII (then just a General) retaking their capital from the Chams in 1181. It had been captured four years earlier.
The movie was melodramatic but somewhat instructive and the maps at the entrance were helpful as well. But the Panorama Hall is the best section by far, in my view.