4 KM From the center of Siem Reap

Between 1968 and 1975 Cambodia suffered under a cruel civil war that cost the lives of almost one third of the countries population. More than 2 million people lost there life. The war museum gives a small insight in the weapons used and the backgrounds of one of Cambodia’s darkest years. 

What to expect at the war museum?

The war museum in Siem Reap is basically a huge garden with a large number of vehicles used during the Khmer regime. You can walk through the garden and observe the different kind of vehicles and artillery.

At the sidewalks you can see small materials, like guns, clothes and other military items. There are a number of large boards with photos and some back ground information. Although the place itself is well maintained, the vehicles are not restored.


How to get there?

The best way to get to the War Museum is by tuktuk or PassApp. Both will cost you between 2 and 3 dollars. Keep in mind that when you leave the museum there are not many tuktuk drivers in the area, so it’s advisable to install the PassApp or Grab app before you head over to the museum.

How much will it cost?

Entrance to the War Museum is $5 for foreigners and $1 for locals.There are no food stalls and no souvenir shops, so a visit to this museum won’t cost you a lot of money, but will give you an impression of one of the ugliest eras in Cambodian history.

What you should do!

If you have some free time, a visit to the museum is a nice way to get familiar with a small but important part of Cambodian history. Install the PassApp or Grab app before you go, so you won’t have to walk a long way to the main road to find a tuktuk.

What you should NOT do!

Don’t put the museum at the top of your to-do-list. Visit the museum when you have enough time on your hands. If your visiting during the hot high-season we advise you to visit the museum during the early morning hours.




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