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Museums in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

In Phnom Penh, 4 main museums are there to welcome your visit. You should not miss any one of them. You can start your visit at the national museum, where you can learn how Cambodian culture evolved throughout its history. After the national museum, you can just walk for 1 minute to the royal palace which is one of the most visited places in the capital. It’s not only famous among international tourists but also among local tourists who come to Phnom Penh. One more important museum that you must really visit is Tuol Sleng genocide museum. At Tuol Sleng, hundreds of photos of the prisoners who had been tortured and killed in the Khmer rouge regime are being shown and the torture chambers are still there. With a local tour guide, they will tell you the great sorrow they or their family member suffered during the killing field. In addition to the 3 museum mentioned above, you should not miss Choeun Ek, a killing site used during the Khmer Rouge regime. Choeung Ek is also called the killing field. In any museum, don’t forget to take some photos to show your family or friends.

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  • Eat Khmer ~ Eat as locals do
  • Eat Khmer ~ Eat as locals do
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Top Museums in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

  • The National Museum: The national museum is the biggest museum of the country. Located near the riverside and the royal palace, the national museum displays the evidences from the people living in Cambodia since the prehistoric times until the French colonial times.
  • The Royal Palace: The home of the monarchy of Cambodia, the royal palace opens for visitors who want to learn about monarchy in this country. Like a museum, the royal palace has several temples where many sculptures and statues especially the statues of Buddhist are being displayed.
  • Tuol Sleng: The genocide museum, located in Phnom Penh, that holds the memories of Khmer Rouge regime. Tuol Sleng used to be a primary school which was turned into a prison where many prisoners were being tortured and killed during the killing field regime.
  • Choeung Ek: Created in the same period as Tuol Sleng, Choeung Ek is a site of mass graves. The site was used by the Khmer rouge to bury thousands of corps most of which were brought from Tuol Sleng.

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