Museums in Phnom Penh You Should Visit

Here is the list of 4 Museums in Phnom Penh You Should Visit

1. National Museum of Cambodia

National Museum of Cambodia
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The National Museum of Cambodia is located in the capital city of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It is the largest and the central museum of the country, consisting of more than 15,000 collections depicting various periods in Cambodia's history. If you are interested in history, you will enjoy getting to know the past with these massive collections. It is a highly recommended attraction for tourists while traveling in Phnom Penh.

Timings : 7:30 AM-11:00 AM 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Time Required : 2 to 3 hours

Entry Fee : 10 USD

2. Tuol Sleng and the Killing Fields

Tuol Sleng and the Killing Fields
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Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum is located close to Phnom Penh in Cambodia. It is a former secret prison well-known as S-21 established during the Khmer Rouge, where thousands of innocent Cambodian civilians were accused of crimes to be imprisoned and tortured. Many of these were executed in the nearby killing fields. Today, the prison has been converted to a museum that showcases the Genocide committed by the Khmer Rouge officials including Pol Pot. It is not a pleasant attraction, but worth a visit for the tourists traveling in Phnom Penh to understand the dark history of the country.

Timings : 8 AM to 5 PM

Time Required : 2 to 3 hours

Entry Fee : 5 USD. Audio guides cost an additional 3 USD. 6 USD extra for tour guides.

3. Silver Pagoda

Silver Pagoda

Silver Pagoda is a beautiful temple located next to the Royal Palace in the capital city of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. This temple is known for more than 5000 excellent intricately-decorated silver tiles adorning the floor of the central complex. It is one of the highly recommended attractions to visit in Siem Reap for its cultural value, grandeur and elegant architecture.

Timings : 7:30 AM to 11 AM 2 PM to 5 PM

Time Required : 2 to 3 hours

Entry Fee : 10 USD. Extra 10 USD for a guided tour.

4. Bophana Audiovisual Resource Center

Bophana Audiovisual Resource Center

Built to preserve and elevate the timeless audiovisual classics of previous eras, Bophana audiovisual resource centre is an establishment that collects and conserves archives of movies, documentaries, vidoes, photographs, etc. With its fascinating collection of books and exhibits that describe the Cambodian history, Khmer architecture, culture and heritage, the center also hosts weekly projections and film screenings about Pol Pot, Khmer Rouge, etc. that indulge the audience into a beautiful informative experience.

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