Angkor National Museum is an archaeological museum dedicated to the collection, preservation and presentation of Angkorian artifacts, also to provides information and education about art and culture of Khmer civilization, with collections mainly dated from Khmer Empire's Angkor period circa 9th to 14th-century. Most of the artifacts are discovered in and around the Angkor archaeological sites nearby. The museum is located in Siem Reap, Cambodia, on the way between downtown Siem Reap to northern road leading to Angkor ancient city.
Opened on 12 November 2007, the Angkor National Museum covers the golden era of the Khmer Empire, making use of audio-visual multimedia technology. The museum covers Khmer history, civilization, and cultural heritage in eight galleries. The museum has a strict no-photos policy.
|Monday||8:30 AM – 6:30 PM|
|Tuesday||8:30 AM – 6:30 PM|
|Wednesday||8:30 AM – 6:30 PM|
|Thursday||8:30 AM – 6:30 PM|
|Friday||8:30 AM – 6:30 PM|
|Saturday||8:30 AM – 6:30 PM|
|Sunday||8:30 AM – 6:30 PM|
Gian Paolo Ansaloni | Feb 23, 2018
Very pricey (nothing compared to the temple itself!), but once you're here, I would warmly recommend to visit and take the audio guide BEFORE going to the temples. Very interesting and informative. It will take you a good 2-3 hours if you are thorough. You Monday want to nip out fluid a bite in between for not getting overwhelmed (just ask) though there isn't much choice in the shopping centre (overpriced shopping watering hole)
adia prabowo | Mar 2, 2018
Dari Pub Street saya naik tuk - tuk ($2) ke Angkor National Museum. Tiket masuk $12, dan untuk mendengarkan cerita tentang isi museum ada educational headset yang bisa disewa dengan membayar $5. Museum 2 lantai ini terdiri dari 8 galeri, masing - masing berisi uraian mulai dari awal peradaban Khmer, agama dan kepercayaan, raja - raja Khmer, Angkor Wat, busana para bangsawan hingga 1000 Buddha Images. Museum ini paling tepat didatangi saat matahari sedang terik - teriknya dan juga sebelum mengunjungi Angkor Wat. Oh iya, di sebelah museum ini ada T Galleria, mall yang menjual barang - barang branded dengan pelanggan setia turis asal China
Kaushik Venkatesh | Mar 1, 2018
A must visit before you visit the temples. A very informative museum about the history of Angkor and the temples. You can easily spend 4 hours to see all of it. I would recommend the guided audio headphones, definitely worth the extra amount!
Anushtup Haldar | Feb 26, 2018
A good place to visit to know about Khmer history, something one should know before visiting the Angkor Wat complex. Many of the original Angkor statues and carvings have been kept here to prevent them from stolen. There's s nice gift shop too on the ground floor.
Matteo Landini | Feb 21, 2018
Very good museum, the description was accurate and enough deep to explain and to not be boring. The exposition covers the period between IX and XIII sec. B. C. and all the Khmer Empire, the population that lived in the Cambodian area. Impressively well conserved all the archaeological find. The only negative part is the scale model Angkor Was temple, a great idea but a too simply and uncomfortable realisation
Lief Friedrichs | Mar 19, 2018
There is a nice variety of artwork and plenty of written information to describe the art history. Almost nothing is known beyond the artwork about the Khmer culture, so don't expect to learn too much history. The audio tour is good if you want to hear more detail about individual statues.
Rayce Barnes | Mar 30, 2018
This place is nice enough. It’s pretty interesting. It’s very repetitive. I would probably skip this if you’re planning to go to the temples. There’s lots and lots of the same Buddha statues and so it starts to get old. I think the statues they do have could have more information. Seemed as though lots the exhibits don’t have enough information often just a date.
Hinata Hyuga | Mar 13, 2018
It's a nice cozy little museum. Mostly focuses on Khmer empire and sculpture/heritage of Angkor Wat temples. I'd recommend seeing it before the temple tours, so the Angkor Way temple can be understood better and history behind it has some context
Ashvin Vijendram | Apr 26, 2018
I'd recommend spending at least three hours at the museum. It was doable in an hour and a half which is all the time I had but it did feel rushed. I paid the extra 5 dollars for the audio guide and did not regret it. The audio guide is polished and comes in many languages. Would be best to visit the museum before you hit the temples, though spending a nice air-conditioned day there at the end of your trip doesn't sound too bad either.
So Ting Tsang | Apr 23, 2018
Great museum! A fantastic place to build a foundation in understanding Khmer history and culture. Would recommend paying a visit to this venue before going to Angkor Wat and other temples. The background knowledge one acquires here will help in understanding the temple histories and the carvings and religious sculptures within.
Yawen Kang | May 19, 2018
It's a good place to cool down from all the heat. You will need to check in your big bags at the front gate, but it is quite safe per our experience. Museum is full of stone artifacts and history in multiple languages. Give this place 2-3 hours should be sufficient.
Ryan Rhodes | May 12, 2018
Great museum that provides insight into the nearby temples. I recommend coming here before visiting Angkor Wat and the other temples. You can learn about the history and significance of the temples and then see it in person when you visit. Costs $12 per person but it is worth it. Tons of info in English.
Rokas R | May 8, 2018
It is a must visit place for sure, probably the most visited place in Cambodia. The temples are amazing, there are around 900 of them in the whole area! If you want to save time, go to the 3 main ones, as others are more damaged or less significant. I would easily put 5 stars if not the overpriced entry fee... 37 usd for one day and 67 (or similar) for a three day tour. Having in mind that this price is set for tourists only (locals pay much less), it seems to be way too high..
M Crispino | Jul 13, 2018
The location of Angkor National Museum is very convenient and accessible to the general public. The entrance fee is value for your money. They accept credit card payment for the entrance fee which is good for international travellers. The Angkor Natuonal Museum is very informative. It is highly recommended for tourists to visit this museum a day before they go to Angkor Wat.
Tracy Halford | Jul 24, 2018
It was pretty interesting. Some good information about the temples, the old Kings and some of the culture of that time period. There were also some very informative videos throughout the exhibitions. I really enjoyed the batik artwork on display. It did get a little samey after awhile with all the sculptures. Lovely gift shop at the end and some refreshments are available. You can't take any bags in with you but there are free lockers that you can use at the entrance. No photos are allowed either inside.
Alexandre Naffati | Aug 15, 2018
The museum is quite interesting with many antique objects and lot of explanation. You can easily spend a whole afternoon if you are interested in Buddhism andvthr history of the region. However, the pedagogy part is not that great and doesn't really help to understand the greatness of Angkor from a historical, architecture, economic... stand point, even with an audio guide. You better read some articles before going to this museum.
Hayley Joiner | Aug 2, 2018
Was really nice to brush up on a bit of the history of Cambodia and the temples. The museum is kept beautifully clean and tidy. You can hire ear phones as a guide for $5 extra on top of the $12 entrance fee. Inside the exhibitions, you are not allowed to take photographs which is a real shame, as memory is not what it used to be. Lots of reading involved but a lovely place to visit.
Ross Caruso | Aug 8, 2018
There is so many ancient relics in this museum. I thought I was in Egypt. The differences in artwork over the centuries is amazing. To see it properly, give yourself about half a day and I recommend that you get the device that explains the various exhibits to you.
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