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Even if you don't go inside the National Museum, it's well worth a visit just to photograph the outside of the distinctively Khmer temple-style building and beautiful gardens.
The National Museum was built in 1917, and is located on Street 13 in central Phnom Penh, just next to the grounds of the Royal Palace. It houses the world’s largest collection of Khmer art and artefacts, including sculpture, ceramic, bronze, and historical objects, covering periods from early history, the Angkor period, and up to present day Cambodia.
Entry is $5 USD per person, and if you want learn in detail about the collection, guided tours in many languages can be arranged on the spot for $5-10 USD. The museum opens every day from 8am to 5pm. It is important to note that photography is not allowed in the gallery, and respectful dress code is required with clothing covering your shoulders and knees. Plae Pakaa Performances are held in the gardens of the National Museum Monday - Saturday nights from October - March, starting at 7pm.
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