Cambodia Landmine Museum
The Cambodia Landmine Museum, one of the country’s top attractions, is the place to visit to learn more about landmines and how it changed the lives of many Cambodians
Founded and established by an ex-child soldier, Aki Ra, the museum and the items found inside stands as a reminder to the world of the horrors brought about by the millions of landmines planted all over the country during its three-decade anarchy. Visitors not only learn about Aki Ra’s inspiring advocacy and story, but they will also get the chance to experience what hunting for landmine feels like as one of the activities involves entering a mock minefield to search and deactivate landmines. Proceeds from the museums go to noble causes such as sponsoring mine-awareness campaigns and supporting children who lost their parents to landmines.
Cambodia Landmine Museum is located 25 kilometres north of Siem Reap, and 7 kilometres south of Banteay Srey.
Opening Days and Hours
The museum is open from 7:00 to 17:30, daily.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Cambodians and child tourists are admitted for free. An entrance fee KHR 20,000 (USD 5) is charged to foreign tourists.
How to Get There
- Fly to Siem Reap via AirAsia, Cathay Pacific, Asiana Airlines, Thai Airlines.
- From Siem Reap, rent a tuktuk to bring you to the museum.
- Solo Travelers/Backpackers
Time to Spend
Spend at least an hour in the place to learn more about landmines and the advocacy of the museum.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
Avoid the busy crowd by visiting the museum in the earliest opening hour. Those who prefer guided tours in English or Japanese can visit on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:00 to 15:00.
A small drive away from the museum is Devatas Restaurant, a place which serves authentic Cambodian delicacies and a variety of Asian dishes.
- Banteay Srei
- Angkor Wat
- War Museum Cambodia
Accommodations are available at nearby hotels like Saem Siem Reap Hotel, Community Residence Siem Reap, Templation Hotel with room rates ranging from USD 40 to USD 250.