The National Museum of Cambodia is in Phnom Penh, the nation’s capital. The museum is full of historical archives, artifacts and cultural history. It’s beautiful and lacks air conditioning (or, air conditioning that I can feel, at least).
We visited on a hot afternoon and spent about 2 hours in the museum – we read a lot of the signs and enjoyed the history. It’s tucked away, yet between Wat Phnom and the Royal Palace. So, not too far out of your way at all.
The museum is open to the elements – which is quite common in Cambodia. It lacks North American traditional windows and doors, but rather has large open spaces for the air to move. So beautiful.
The elephant is my favourite. Worth the whole trip in itself.
The museum isn’t massive by any means, yet it’s full of treasures. Be sure to check out all corners and side rooms.
That’s it, that’s all! Just a little peek into our trip to the National Museum of Cambodia. If you’re in Phnom Penh then be sure to visit – you’ll be happy you did. Plus, the Royal Palace closes each day for lunch and this place is open from 8am – 5pm, so it’s easy to find the time.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have amazing adventures ahead! Happy Friday and enjoy your weekend. Bye.