Angkor Na­tional Mu­seum

The Leg­end Re­vealed

Cambodia Insight - - DINING - By A. Ro­das

The Angkor Na­tional Mu­seum is the most im­por­tant mu­seum ded­i­cated to the Angkor civ­i­liza­tion in Cam­bo­dia and Asia. It is lo­cated in Siem Riep City, on the exclusive Charles de Gaulle Av­enue, to the north of the Na­tional Road.

Its col­lec­tion, ex­hib­ited in eight gal­leries (the Exclusive Gallery and the other ones iden­ti­fied from A to G), num­bers sev­eral mas­ter­pieces of theangkor tem­ples and it is the most com­plete rep­re­sen­ta­tion of the cul­ture, his­tory and arche­ol­ogy of the Golden Age of Cam­bo­dia.

The Charles de Gaulle Av­enue is not far from the tem­ples them­selves (about two kilo­me­ters from down­town). The fa­cade main­tains the har­mony of the unique Angko­rian ar­chi­tec­ture.

Com­pa­ra­ble to any mod­ern mu­seum in the world, it has a fast tick­et­ing ser­vice sys­tem (and it is pos­si­ble to book on­line), a Guide Map and Au­dio Tour Set (per­sonal trans­la­tion de­vice) with eight lan­guages (Kh­mer, English, Ger­man, Korean, Ja­panese, French, Chi­nese and Thai.)

It is a highly rec­om­mended place to com­plete vis­its to the tem­ples. The com­bi­na­tion of mod­ern tech­nolo­gies and mul­ti­me­dia pre­sen­ta­tions in­tro­duces the vis­i­tor into the magic of the Angkor world.

The Mu­seum cov­ers 20 thou­sand square me­ters (65,616 sq. feet) sur­rounded with the tra­di­tional Cam­bo­dian gar­dens and the ex­clu­siv­ity of the north­ern area of Siem Riep City.

The Mu­seum is the prod­uct of a joint ef­fort of the Royal Min­istry of Cul­ture and Fine Art, the AP­SARA Au­thor­ity and the Mu­seum Co., Ltd. on a 30 year con­ces­sion pe­riod. No doubt, it is a world class mu­seum ded­i­cated to the preser­va­tion of the Kh­mer ar­ti­facts, col­lec­tions and restora­tions of the fas­ci­nat­ing Angkor Civ­i­liza­tion.

The Angkor Na­tional Mu­seum is unique in Cam­bo­dia. It has its own style and its full in­spi­ra­tion in the an­cient glo­ri­ous time of the Kh­mer Em­pire, just at the doors of the tem­ples.

The Mu­seum Mall

Gallery 6 : An­cient Cos­tume

Lin­tel

Style: Ban­teay Srei Date : 10th Cen­tury Dis­play in Gallery C

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