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National Museum of Cambodia
Home to one of the largest collections of Khmer art in the world, the National Museum of Cambodia focuses on the country’s ancient history and distinctive architecture. Galleries are categorized by material—stone, metal, wood, and ceramics—and feature artifacts that date back as far as the Neolithic period.   
 
The Basics
To understand Cambodia’s history, a visit to the National Museum is essential. Travelers can combine a visit to the museum with other Phnom Penh sights, such as the Independence Monument and the Royal Palace on a full- or half-day tour. Independent travelers can save up to an hour waiting in line by booking skip-the-line admission. However, exploring the museums with a guide allows you to head straight to the highlights of the 14,000-strong collection.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The National Museum is a must-see for history buffs and culture vultures.
  • If visiting without guide, be sure to put aside at least 1.5 hours to enjoy the collection.
  • There is a small admission fee. Travelers can arrange a 1-hour group tour of the museum for an additional fee.
  • The museum is wheelchair accessible.
 
How to Get There
The museum is located on Street 13 in central Phnom Penh, near the Royal Palace. Visitors can enter at the corner of Streets 13 and 178. You can also visit the museum as part of a guided tour and avoid the stress of getting lost in Cambodia’s busy capital.
 
When to Get There
The museum is open daily from 8am to 5pm. If you want to beat the crowds, arrive as early as possible and admire the exhibits in relative tranquility.
 
Museum Highlights
As you make your way around the museum, look for ancient highlights that include an 8-armed statue of the Hindu god Vishnu from the sixth century, a giant pair of wrestling monkeys that date back to the 10th century, and a 12th-century stone inscribed with intricate scenes from the life of Shiva.
Address: 13 Street and 178 Street, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Admission: Varies
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Theater, Shows & Musicals

Experience Cambodian Living Arts, Dance Show

Discover a night of traditional Cambodian dance during a performance by the Cambodian Living Arts on Stage. You'll have time to tour the stunning gardens of the National Museum of Phnom Penh as part of this memorable evening of culture and tradition that is perfect for the whole family.
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Museum Tickets & Passes

Insider's Art Tour of National Museum Restoration Workshop & Art Gallery

Explore the archaeological collection and learn all about the restoration work at Phnom Penh National Museum. Tour the museum with an expert guide and attend a restoration workshop with an expert.Highlights include: • Explore Phnom Penh National Museum with an expert • Learn about restoration work in the museum workshop • Visit and enjoy lunch at Friends restaurant
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Dinner Cruises

Evening Dinner Cruise from Phnom Penh

Watch the lights of Phnom Penh come up for the night during a 2-hour dinner cruise on the Chaktomuk River. Nibble on a buffet dinner served on board your cruise boat, and pass by top attractions such as the Royal Palace and National Museum. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off.
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Cultural Tours

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One Day Private Guide Tours History & Killing Fields Phnom Penh

Today, 8:00am meet your personal guide and driver and begin your tour of this charming capital with a visit the Royal Palace built in 1866 by King Norodom. See the different structures of this pagoda-style compound and stroll in its beautiful garden. Visit the Silver Pagoda so named because of its floor that is comprised of 5,000 silver tiles. Continue to the nearby National Museum. Built in 1917 it is an exceptional example of traditional architecture and is exclusively devoted to preserving and displaying Khmer art and sculptures. Hundreds of pieces are housed here including both pre-and post-Angkorian pieces. Next, you’ll continue to the city's namesake, Wat Phnom.Lunch at Romdeng Restaurant.After lunch, drive to the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek (16 km south of Phnom Penh). Return to Phnom Penh. Visit the notorious Tuol Sleng Museum. In 1975 Tuol Svay Prey High School was taken over by Pol Pot's security forces and turned into a prison known as Security Prison 21 (S-21).
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Hop-on Hop-off Tours

Phnom Penh Hop On Hop Off

Enjoy the comfort of an air-conditioned shuttle bus as you checkout the top sites of Phnom Penh with this hop-on hop-off tour. Learn about this history of this colorful city from your expert guide thanks to on-board commentary and gain deeper insight into the cultures and traditions of local people. Make stops at the Killing Fields, Prison S21 and other historic landmarks as part of this memorable tour that's completely customizable according to your time and interests.
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Phnom Penh City Tour Full Day

Take in the highlights of Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, on this full-day private tour. Enjoy the undivided attention of your guide and an itinerary customised to your preferences, stopping at attractions including the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda, Wat Phnom, and the Russian Museum. Also included is a visit to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the Choeung Ek Memorial to learn more about the Khmer Rouge and Cambodia’s dark past.
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Cambodia Highlight 6 days

Tick off Cambodia’s highlights in limited time, without the hassle of planning, on a 6-day tour of the entire country. Perfect for travelers with limited time in south east Asia, this private excursion takes care of accommodation, activities, transfers, and most meals, so you don’t have to. Plus, a private guide means you can customize your itinerary according to personal preferences and airport pickup and drop-off complete this seamless experience.
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Half-day Tours

Phnom Penh Private Half-Day City Tour

Get your bearings in Cambodia's bustling capital on a half-day, private tour of top Phnom Penh highlights. You'll see the National Museum, Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Wat Phnom, and more, learning about local culture and history along the way. Visiting Phnom Penh with a private guide means the flexibility to explore at your own pace, whether you're browsing ancient artwork, paying your respects to a solid gold Buddha statue, or strolling the winding paths of Wat Phnom with a crowd of locals.
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Phnom Penh Icons City Tour

History buffs usually head for Siem Reap, but Cambodia’s capital also has centuries of history to discover. On this full-day private tour, fill in some of the gaps in Cambodia’s story from the mid 14th century to Cambodia’s independence in the 1950s. Your guide moves at your pace on this private tour; with no waiting for anyone else, you’ll see as much of the city’s heritage as possible.
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Bar, Club & Pub Tours

Stray Asia: Cambodia - 12 Day Freestyle Tour

Cross the border and take in the highlights of Cambodia on this epic 11-day adventure from Bangkok. Visit Siem Reap and marvel at the UNESCO-listed temples of Angkor; spend a night at a local family home in Battambang, take a cycling tour of the Bokor National Park, and enjoy free time to relax on the beaches of Sihanoukville. Finally, visit the capital of Phnom Penh and learn more about Cambodia’s tragic history with a tour of the Khmer Rouge S21 Prison and the Killing Fields.
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Phnom Penh City Tour with Mekong River Boat Trip

Immerse yourself in Phnom Penh on this all-day private tour. Visit the Cambodian city’s top attractions such as the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Cambodia's National Museum, and Wat Phnom. Plus, take a boat ride down the Mekong River to a working silk farm known as the Heng Naysim Traditional Cambodian Weaving House where you will see how silk is made, as well as have the chance to purchase products.
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Multi-day Tours

Siem Reap and Phnom Penh Highlights in 5 days from Angkor Wat

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Half-day Tours

Phnom Penh : Private VIP City Highlights Angkor Wat Historic Tour

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Phnom Penh City Tour Half Day

See the sights of Phnom Penh your way during a private half-day tour that’s ideal for first-time visitors seeking a personalized experience. A private guide means you’ll receive undivided attention and have ample times to ask questions, while air-conditioned transport allows you to get between top attractions such as the Royal Palace and Wat Phnom with ease. Plus, convenient hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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City Tours

Full-day Private Phnom Penh National Museum and Royal Palace Tour

The National Museum and the Royal Palace are two of Phnom Penh’s most visited attractions, and this private tour takes in both in one day. Enjoy skip-the-line entrance and a guided tour of the grand palace, including the throne room and the Silver Pagoda, then marvel at ancient Khmer art at the National Museum.
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  • 5 hours
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Historical & Heritage Tours

Insight to Cambodia's History and Recognition to its Culture

Phnom Penh is full of monuments and museums that tell the story of Cambodia, but on this private tour you encounter that history without worrying about tour groups or entry fees. See the hill where Phnom Penh was born, walk around the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda - two relics of the old Khmer Empire - encounter Khmer artefacts at the National Museum of Cambodia, and learn about Cambodia’s recent history under the Khmer Rouge at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Cultural Tours

Half Day Phnom Penh Tour by Cyclo

Step into a traditional, bicycle-powered cyclo for a half-day tour of Phnom Penh that includes the Royal Palace, the National Museum, and Wat Phnom, a historic Buddhist temple that rises from the heart of the city. An eco-friendly alternative to exploring Phnom Penh by car, cyclos also mean cool breezes and unobstructed photo opportunities as you tour Phnom Penh’s historic center with a local guide pedaling behind you.
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  • 4 hours
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Multi-day Tours

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PHNOM PENH 2 DAYS SPECIAL TOUR

I have been working and providing Private transport services in Cambodia since 2007. From our years of experience traveling in Phnom Penh. We will help you plan a great holiday as you wish.
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Attraction Tickets

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Phnom Penh Private Tour Guides

Dear all my travelers! We are Licencing, English speaking, friendly, experience, and clearly explaining tour guides. We do want to show you about our culture, traditional, history, geography, and so on.... After you meet one of tour guide in our team at you hotel lobby, we will first go to Royal Palace and the Silver Pogada where 5,000 silver tiles cover the floor. After we continue to the National Museum built in the traditional Khmer Style and largest museum of cultural history and is the country's leading historical and archaeological museum in Phnom Penh. Then we continue to Wat Phnom the Buddhist temple located in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It was built in 1372, and stands 27 metres above the ground. It is the tallest religious structure in the city. The pagoda was given the name of Wat Preah Chedey Borapaut. In the afternoon tour Tuol Sleng Prison and the Killing Fields know as the genocidal regime by the Khmer Rouge regime from its rise to power in 1975 to its fall in 1979.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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Cultural Tours

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5 Days Private Guide Tour Phnom Penh to Siem Reap included domestic flight

This itinerary is perfect for people interested in seeing and learning more about the temples of Angkor. After a visit to the emerging capital city of Phnom Penh, the majority of your time is spent exploring the temples around the town of Siem Reap. There are a multitude of temples each with unique architecture and a different story to tell. After exploring the magnificent structures, you will have a deep understanding and appreciation of the Khmer empire and the legacy that has been left. The order in which you visit the temples has been carefully considered so that you get the best out of your tour of the various temples.All our tours are exclusive private tours, so you will not be put together with other guests
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  • 5 days
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Bus & Minivan Tours

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Phnom Penh 1day Car Charter City Tour English Driver

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  • 10 hours
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Cultural Tours

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A Day Tour in Capital City

This tour will discover capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh. Visit the Cambodian king's residence. Then visit the National Museum all culture we have from 6th-13th century. After we will grab local lunch at Local restaurant. then countaiue to birth place of capital Wat Phnom. Then move next stop at S21 Genocide Museum and killing fields Choueng Ek.
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  • 5 hours
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Cultural Tours

Private Full Day Phnom Penh City Tour

Phnom Penh has centuries of history to share with visitors. On this tour, travel through the Royal Palace, National Museum, and Genocide Museum. See the Kingdom’s treasures, learn some of the history of this amazing place, and understand the impact of French colonialism and the Pol Pot regime. End the day with a change of scene at some of the markets, where lots of unique souvenirs are available.
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  • 10 hours
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