History Museums in Phnom Penh

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History Museums in Phnom Penh

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  • Timothy R B
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    This was my second visit to Tuol Sleng. My first visit was a few years ago. I now live in Cambodia and after the initial tour of the classrooms that were used for torture, I made it to the second wing where the photographs of the prisoners were taken. I stayed about 5 minutes before getting sad and leaving. The people in the photos were just like the people I live with.

    If you're a tourist and interested in the recent history of Cambodia under Pol Pot, by all means visit. If you really know any Cambodian people, it'll make you sad.
    Written 3 December 2022
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  • Wayne F
    Northampton, MA10 contributions
    A museum of money and monetary policy usually would not be in the top of my list, but it is actually one of the best history museums I have seen. Whether it is the weakling of the ancient Khmer regime because they didn’t have money, and couldn’t store wealth in no -perishable ways while invaders could, or the effects of the Khmer Rouge ending money based trading. I
    Written 4 December 2022
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  • Reza Sattarzadeh
    Muscat, Oman2,161 contributions
    The National Museum of Cambodia is located at the heart of Phnom Penh. The place primarily focuses on the Angkor artifacts and history. It is relatively a small museum for the standard of a national museum of a country. Expect to spend around an hour and you will be done with most of the sections. If the history of the region interests you, the place has a lot to offer. It would have been nice if the number of contemporary art was more than this.
    Written 22 June 2022
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  • Chris
    St. Albans, UK4,446 contributions
    The museum's collection of diplomatic souvenirs includes gifts presented to the former King Norodom Sihanouk by Kim Il Sung and world leaders such as Indonesian president Sukarno.

    It also includes items presented by world leaders from Africa, Japan, Myanmar and Thailand and presents from the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC), chairman of the CPP Chea Sim, and Cambodia's hill tribespeople.

    It was originally not meant to be open to the public but you can still go in.
    Written 26 May 2019
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