Cambodia Landmine Museum

Kyle Simourd

The museum is run by an NGO started by former Khmer Rouge child soldier Aki Ra. The museum strives to educate visitors of the impact and the importance of clearing landmines in Cambodia. With over 65,000 people injured and killed by landmines and potentially 5,000,000 still in the ground, landmines have profoundly impacted Cambodians. The $5 entrance fee (children under 10 free) includes an audio tour (do it), and shows various deactivated mines including a short video of Aki Ra who taught himself how to deactivate landmines, very courageous! Proceeds go to care for the 20+ young people in their orphanage, pay employees a fair wage, clear landmines in Cambodia, build schools in villages that have no access to education and build wells and hygiene programs in small villages. To get here from Siem Reap takes about 40 mins by tuk-tuk and costs around $14. You can easily visit here as a side trip on the Big Circuit to Bantay Srei. Just let your tuk-tuk driver know you want to include it on your tour. There is also a shop selling bomb related merchandise and two restaurants just outside if you fancy making it a lunchtime stop. Open: 7:30am - 5:30pm everyday Guided tours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00am -3:00pm (English and Japanese) Address: Angkor National Park, 7km south of Banteay Srei Temple Website: http://www.cambodialandminemuseum.org/

Map of North West Cambodia

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