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"National Museum (Phnom Penh)." Cambodia Things to Do Tip by keeweechic

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The National Museum in Phnom Penh was built in 1918 as an extension to the School of Arts. The building was described as blood red in the Khmer style of architecture

Features and is dedicated to Khmer art and includes treasures from the begining of the 1900's. There is a large bronze statue of an elephant’s head and forelegs which was rather magnificent which stands outside the building. The outer buildings housed images from the Hindu Diety’s recovered from Bangkor Borei and a bronze Vishnu discovered in West Baray at Angkor Wat. In the centre of the buildings was a courtyard with ponds, walkways and statues. No photos can be taken inside of any of the buildings or even the courtyard.

Closed Mondays and from 11:00-2:00

Address: Street 178 & Street 13,
Directions: Next to the Royal Palace

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 24, 2003
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