The first time I’ve been to Cambodia, my family and I didn’t get the chance to visit Angkor National Museum. We focused on the temples and our tour guide instead. I came back to Siem Reap with my cousins last July 26. To visit Angkor National Museum was worth it.
The cousin trip was purely DIY (Do It Yourself). We were on a budget and we didn’t have enough funds to get a tour guide. We decided to visit Angkor National Museum to learn more about the Khmer culture and the artifacts that was found in the temples.
We got our tickets in the hotel and paid $12/person. In order to avail of the Audio Tour Guide, you have to shell out another $5. Even though we were not able to purchase one, we were able to learn a lot about the Khmer culture. There were descriptions written on the walls and you can read it as you go along. There are video presentations where you can watch and know more about their culture and the temples.
The museum is perfect for those people who are into the arts, history and design. The galleries gave justice on the artifacts of the Khmer culture. If you are not busy, I would highly recommend you to stay long in the museum and grasp facts. There are not much pictures since visitors are not allowed to take photos. You are only allowed to take photos outside of the galleries.
The museum is open from 9am til 6pm daily. It is located at Charles de Gaulle road and quite near the temples. To know more information about Angkor National Museum, you can visit their website which is http://www.angkornationalmuseum.com/index