National Museum of Cambodia, Phnom Penh

National Museum of Cambodia, rich in Khemer architecture almost seems like an extension of the Royal Palace. This museum contains prolific collection of Khemer artifacts which are made of bronze, ceramics, wood and stone. The art history of Cambodia is divided into 6 periods: Pre-historic, Ceramic, Bronze, Pre-Angkor, Angkor and Post-Angkor and each of these periods are well represented here.

Cannons and idols notably that of Hindu god Ganapathi are placed in the garden in front of the building. Photography is prohibited inside the museum except in the courtyard. The ticket counter also acts as the souvenir shop.

Entrance fee: $5 for foreigners

Opening hours: 8 AM – 5 PM

Official website

Author: Sreejith Vijayakumar

Have a great liking for travelling and learning about different cultures and communities. Strongly believe that world is a wonderful place to live in.

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