Angkor National Museum
Angkor National Museum in Siem Reap is an absolute must and one of the most interesting attractions, mainly for those with a special interest in the Angkor Temples or any archaeological enthusiasts. With what are much-admired as being the most incredible ancient religious monuments in the world just a few kilometers away, it’s not surprising that the excellent historical artefacts on display within this 20,000 square meter museum will captivate both enthusiasts and your casual visitor alike. Although visitors will find the Angkor Temples in a remarkably well conserved state despite their ancient existence, over the years they have faced inevitable continual decay, but the benefit of this has been that historians, architects and archaeologists alike have been able to use these remnants to continue study into the Angkor Civilization and display these discoveries along with the remnants themselves here at the museum.
The Museum houses 8 galleries: The Briefing Hall, Gallery of 1,000 Buddha, Gallery A – Khmer Civilization, Gallery B – Religion and Beliefs, Gallery C – Great Khmer Kings, Gallery D – Angkor Wat, Gallery E – Angkor Thom, Gallery F – Story from Stone, and Gallery G – Ancient Costume
The ticket is USD12 per person for foreign visitors, and for Cambodians USD3. Audio tours are available in a number of languages for USD5.
The museum opens 7 days a week, from 8.30am to 6.30pm. You can anytime during these hours for at least 2 hours. It is great best to visit the museum before visiting Angkor Temples.
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