Wednesday, 7 November 2018

The National Museum Of Cambodia

Right in the center of Phnom Penh is Cambodia's most important museum for Khmer art and other archeological artifacts. It opened in 1920, somehow survived neglect under the Khmer Rouge and,  today, is a popular place to visit.

The museum is built in traditional Khmer style. Center courtyard.

Illusionistic guard elephant. Inside, the collections.

Here's King Sisowath Monivong, who served from 1927 to 1941. His father witnessed the building's opening. Nice medal rack.

The heart of the collection is Khmer art, many pieces from Angkor. It's nice to get a good look at the sculptures, something hard to do among the temples and throngs of people at Siem Reap.

Family outing.

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