Best MonthsAll year
Traveller TypesCouples, Friends, Solo
Rank8 out of 103 attractions in Phnom Penh
Places to stay near National Museum
Reviews of National Museum • 4
Located just north of the Royal Palace, the National Museum of Cambodia has a beautiful structure of traditional design, with a garden entrance. The museum is home to the world’s finest collection of Khmer sculpture: a millennium’s worth and more of the wonderful Khmer design.
Watch a cultural show to understand Khmer history
As you walk along it, short detours will lead you to National Museum, Wat Ounalom, Wat Phnom, Central Market, Night Market. Lanes off the Sisowath quay have number of cafes, shops, grocery stores. From the boluevard, you can see the largest hotel of Cambodia - Hotel Sokha situated on the other side of the river.After exploring the area around the Sisowath Quoy, I had dinner at Sher-e-Punjab, an Indian restaurant located in a lane off the boulevard. Good food. As per reviews on the net and also as suggested by the Swiss traveller, it is one of the best Indian restaurants in Phnom Penh.Day 12: Phnom Penh
If you are looking for a cure to the overwhelming loss of faith in humanity that you are sure to feel after a visit to Choeung Ek, the nearest one is at the National Museum in Phnom Penh. Located in a graceful red building that whips up all sorts of Oriental dreams, it houses a vast collection of art, sculpture and handicrafts from all periods of Cambodian history. All sorts of Hindu and Buddhist images present themselves in different forms throughout, making us constantly exclaim about the parallels with the heroes in the mythological epics we lapped up in our childhood. The airy, breezy museum is located around a central courtyard with tiny lotus-fringed ponds, pebbled paths and lush greenery, making for a great place to unwind between marathon museum-ing.