National Museum of Cambodia

The museum was built in 1920 in an impressive Khmer style building to house traditional Khmer art. The art is mainly sculptures from the Angkor period, with some older pieces from the Funan, Chenla and Cham eras. There are many statues on display from the tiny to several metres high, including many statues of Vishnu and Buddha. The central peaceful courtyard garden is a nice place to relax with an ice-cream. The museum is relatively small and can be done easily within 45mins. If you want a more detailed tour, you can hire one of the official museum guides ($6), as the information on the plaques can sometimes be limited. Open: Daily 8:00am - 5:00pm Address: Corner of Streets 178 and 13, Phnom Penh

Map of South Cambodia

South Cambodia-Map