Known as the only war museum in the country, Siem Reap’s War Museum is the best place for anyone who wants to get a glimpse of the perils Cambodia went through during the war that lasted for three decades.
Cambodia’s War Museum may be an outdoor museum located in a small area, but it is filled with items from the war: war machines like T-54 tanks, MiG-19 fighter aircrafts, Mil Mi-8 helicopters, field guns and divisional weapons are displayed all over the location. Most tour guides in the museum are either veterans of war, eyewitnesses, or landmine victims so they don’t just share facts about the items on display, they often tell stories which make the tour more personal and real. The unique part of the museum trip is that visitors are actually allowed to handle the small firearms, rifles, and shotguns on display.
The War Museum is located at Krong, Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Opening Days and Hours
The museum is open daily from 8:00 to 17:30.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance fee is USD 5 for foreigners and USD 1 for Cambodian visitors.
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
Allot an hour to explore and learn from this museum.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
Avoid the rush of tourists and the scorching heat of the sun by visiting the museum at around 8:30 in the morning.
You can find restaurants near the War Museum which serve authentic Cambodian delicacies and a variety of Western dishes. Choices for restaurants are Damnak Lounge Fine Dining, Grill Wine Cafe, Mango Cuisine and Slek Morn Restaurant.
- Banteay Srei
- Angkor Wat
- Cambodia Landmine Museum
Hotels at Siem Reap like Empress Angkor Resort and Spa, Shining Angkor Boutique Hotel, Grand Sokhalay Hotel, and Angkor Elysium Suite offer accommodations at rates ranging from USD 40 to USD 250.