War Museum

Attraction Siem Reap War Museum Siemréab Cambodia Published on: 13-11-2015

2 hours
08:00 AM - 05:30 PM
09:00 AM
11:00 AM
First-time visit
Attraction
Historic
Museum
Must see
0.00 USD

War Museum is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids No
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
War Museum is where you can have a wider knowledge about the sorrow and pains that Cambodian had suffered for years. The trip will be more completed with a war veteran guide.

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Why War Museum is special ?

Displaying a wide variety of battlefield military hardware and equipment used in the wars in Cambodia over the last three decades of the 20th century. Heavy armor including T-54 tanks, anti-aircraft guns, artillery pieces, rocket launchers, APCs and piles of disarmed mines, bombs and shells. Interesting collection of (disarmed) small arms that you can handle.

What to explore at War Museum?

The War Museum in Siem Reap is the only War Museum in Cambodia. It offers visitors a unique and insightful view of the perils that Cambodia faced during the last 3 decades of the 20th century. It gives also visitors an excellent opportunity to learn more about what actually occured during Cambodia’s ‘war years’.


– It has a unique collection, you will also be able to see war machines like the tank T-54,  the jet fighter aircraft MiG-19, the helicopter Mil Mi-8 and the field artillery gun 85-mm divisional gun D-44. Before used in Cambodia, some of these war machines have even seen action during World War II. Among the collection there are also many sorts of landmines and rare photographs from the defined period of time in Cambodia.


– You can take a free guide to lead you around. Each of the guides has his own unique background, e.g. a landmine victim and war veterans. Therefore, not only they could tell you about the last 3 decades of the 20th century history of Cambodia and about the collection of the museum, but also about their personnal experiences during the defined period of time.


– You can hold small arms, from a M16 or a AK-47 (Kalashnikov) till a machine gun like the Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR). You can even hold a rocket launcher! Before used in Cambodia, some of these guns have even seen action during World War II.

Source: http://www.warmuseumcambodia.com/ 

Selling points

  • Simple yet meaningful
  • An introduction to Killing Fields
  • Amazingly Sad History
  • An Eye Opener
  • Important place to visit
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Duration
3.0 days
Estimated
457.90 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
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Tips for you

  • If you visit, be sure to tip the guide well. They earn it and their work there at the museum is important.
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  • If your guide is not a veteran, you can wait for about 10 minutes for the next tour with a veteran guide.
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I didn't expect a casual tour ended up as a very heartbreaking, eye opening and touching tour. Important for you to go through this museum with a guide. They provide for free, war veterans, who can talk you through the history first hand. I felt like watching a live documentary listening to his story and all the objects there came to live and meaningful suddenly. You will come out grateful of not living through the atrocities of war. Do tip the guide, as veterans many of them lost leg and or sight so not having other options of work.

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