National Museum

The National Museum of Cambodia, located in Phnom Penh, is a premier cultural institution dedicated to preserving and showcasing the rich heritage of Cambodia. Established in 1920, the museum houses the world’s largest collection of Khmer art, spanning from the prehistoric era to the post-Angkorian period. Its stunning architecture, designed in traditional Khmer style, provides an ideal setting for its extensive array of artifacts, including sculptures, ceramics, ethnographic objects, and religious artifacts.

Key highlights of the museum include the iconic statue of King Jayavarman VII, the eight-armed Vishnu statue, and the extensive Angkorian gallery, which offers a profound insight into the grandeur of the Angkor Empire. The museum also serves as a center for research and conservation, playing a crucial role in the preservation of Cambodia’s cultural heritage.

Visitors to the National Museum of Cambodia can explore its serene garden courtyard, which adds to the peaceful ambiance, making it a perfect place to reflect on the historical and artistic achievements of the Khmer civilization. The museum not only provides an educational experience but also serves as a symbol of national pride and cultural identity for the Cambodian people.

Location

The National Museum of Cambodia is conveniently located in the heart of Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. Situated at Street 13 in Chey Chumneas, Daun Penh district, the museum is just north of the Royal Palace and close to the bustling Riverside area. This central location makes it easily accessible for both locals and tourists. The museum’s proximity to other key landmarks, such as the Silver Pagoda and Wat Ounalom, allows visitors to explore multiple cultural and historical sites within a short distance, enriching their experience of Phnom Penh’s rich heritage.

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