About Angkor National Museum

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Want to learn more about the Khmer Empire? Then the Angkor National Museum in Siem Reap is a step in the right direction. It covers everything from the 9th to 14th centuries. Learn about the Khmer civilization, Emperors, and culture in its eight galleries.  
The galleries each have a theme. The Briefing Hall has a theatre to introduce visitors to the collections. The Gallery of 1,000 Buddha explains Buddhist influence on Cambodia. There are two galleries with displays about Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom. Learn about the spiritual concepts and construction techniques. The remaining galleries focus on the Khmer civilization, religion and beliefs, costumes, and the Khmer Kings.

The museum is a repository of information and artifacts of the majestic history of the Angkor empire and culture of Khmer civilization. The museum is a must visit as it provides ample information about the temples of Siem Reap. There are eight art galleries which shed light on the customs, traditions, and rituals of the ancient empire. There are also collections which are mainly dated from the Khmer Empire's Angkor period. The museum is very well maintained and provides a comfortable experience to its visitors. It is a must visit to have an idea before starting your tour of Siem Reap temples.

 

Must See

  • Sumedha Hermit 
  • Standing Vishnu
  • Exclusive Galleries
    • ANM Galleries
    • Briefing Hall
    • Exclusive Gallery
    • Gallery A
    • Gallery B
    • Gallery C
    • Gallery D
    • Gallery E
    • Gallery F
    • Gallery G
  • Angkor Way gallery
  • Gallery of 1,000 Buddhas
  • Architecture
  • Treasures and artifacts from the Golden Era of the Khmer Kingdom

How to reach

 It is 1.1 km away from the city center or even on foot. 

You can reach their by Taxi.

Taxi Fare: 10 $ (41060 Cambodian riel)

It is just 2 km from the city center and one can hire motorbikes, bicycles or tuk-tuks to cover the distance. Bicycles and motorbikes are easily available in the city at all places and bikes cost $3 to $10 for a day whereas, bicycle around $1 to $2. These can be used for short distance travel at an economical price. The prices can be negotiated before taking the ride depending on the time and the distance.

Tips

  • Spend a few hours at the museum before heading out to the temples
  • Make reservations online at their website to save money
  • You can pay when you arrive after showing your reservation email
  • Go to the museum first as it will prepare you for all the symbolism,Gods,History and layout of the temples
  •  It is worth paying for the audio commentary
  • Take a guide along to understand this place well
  • Better to read about the sections before you visit, for a better experience
  • Take your time and explore all the galleries
  • Take this tour before the visit to Ankor Wat and other temples to have an idea about their history and understand them better
  • Children under 6 years of age are free
  • Photography is not allowed
  • The museum is air-conditioned so one can explore without any discomfort of weather
  • Take an audio-visual tour for a better understanding of the site
  • Wear comfortable footwear as walking is required
  • Carry water along with you

Visit Time

1st April to 30th September
Sunday:        8.30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Monday:       8.30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday:      8.30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8.30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Thursday:     8.30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday:          8.30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday:      8.30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

1st October to 31st March
Sunday:      8.30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Monday:      8.30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday:      8.30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8.30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Thursday:     8.30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Friday:          8.30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday:      8.30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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Waiting Time

You may need to wait for security checks.

 

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Entrance Fee

Yes

Entrance ticket is 12 USD that is 49116 Cambodian riel, if you buy in the museum itself. 
Audio guide is 5 USD that is 20465 Cambodian riel.

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Time you can spend

3 to 4 hours

 

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Weather

Overcast Clouds 26.04°C

 

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