Cambodia Sights

Angkor National Museum

  • 968, Vithei Charles de Gaulle, Khrum 6 Map It
  • Khom Svaydangum
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 11/24/2015

Fodor's Review

This modern, interactive museum, which opened in 2008, gracefully guides you through the rise and fall of the Angkorian Empires, covering the religions, kings, and geopolitics that drove the Khmer to create the monumental cities whose ruins are highly visible in modern day Cambodia. With more than 1,300 artifacts on glossy display, complemented by multimedia installations, this museum experience helps demystify much of the material culture that visitors encounter at the archaeological parks and sites. The atmosphere is set in the impressive gallery of a thousand Buddhas, which plunges you into the serene spirituality that still dominates the region. Seven consequent galleries, set up chronologically, highlight the Funan and Chenia pre-Angkorian epochs, followed by the golden age of the Angkorian period lead by the likes of King Soryavarman II, who built Angkor Wat. The final two galleries showcase stone inscriptions documenting some of the workings of the empires and statues of Apsara, shedding light on the cult and fashions of these celestial dancers. The audio tour is excellent and well worth the extra $3.

Sight Information

Address:

968, Vithei Charles de Gaulle, Khrum 6, Phoum Salakanseng, Siem Reap, Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Phone:

063-966601

Sight Details:

  • $12
  • Daily 8:30–6 (to 6:30 Oct.–Mar.)

Published 11/24/2015

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