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National Museum Phnom Penh

With over 5000 objects on display, the National Museum in Phnom Penh is one of the must visit attractions for anyone who loves museums. The beautiful red building is with beautiful architectural details which attracts tourists and visitors to the museum. Located near to the Royal Palace of Phnom Penh, Cambodia; this National Museum is a symbol of proud history of the Khmer kingdom.

We were lucky to visit the National Museum during our recent Phnom Penh trip and the National Museum is located in less than 5 minutes walking distance from the hotel we stayed. ( Frangipani Royal Palace hotel).

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At the entrance of the National Museum Phnom Penh

The entrance of the Museum is with some structures including a big elephant figure. After buying tickets we entered into it. Remember to get permission for photographing inside by just paying extra $1.

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National Museum Phnom Penh – Inner Courtyard

There are lots of statues and displays with historical value which features post Angkorian Buddha figures and other statues of Hindu gods.

National Museum phnom penh

With my love to learning and exploring historical sites, I really enjoyed my time among the displays of the museum. If you plan a trip to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, never miss the opportunity of visiting this National Museum. It is the best place to learn about Cambodia’s history and culture.

National-Museum-Phnom-PenhThis National Museum is really worth visiting.As photography is forbidden within the museum galleries,I don’t share more photos of the museum or its exhibits.But,we really enjoyed our visit.It is worth the $5 we spent for entry tickets.

Traditional dance show phnom penh
You can buy tickets for the Traditional Dance Show,Tickets from US$ 15

At the entrance of the museum, you can buy tickets for the daily show of Traditional Cambodian performances. As I heard, this is a wonderful show to watch. Although we wanted to watch it, we didn’t so as we were with a small kid. We were not sure about his interest while we watch the show.

 

Have you been to Cambodia? Have you visited this National Museum in Phnom Penh?

 

Useful information before you visit National Museum Phnom Penh-Cambodia :

Location: Street Preah Ang Eng (13)

Sangkat Chey Chumneas,

Khan Daun Penh,

Phnom Penh.

Opening hours of National Museum, Phnom Penh : Daily 8.00 – 17.00 (close on public holidays)

Tickets: US$5 for foreigners

Photography:  forbidden. A charge of US$1 for photos and US$3 for videos

Snacks: Available inside the Museum

Souvenirs : You can buy at the front entrance hall

Guided tours are available.Audio guides are also available for a charge of US$5.

 

 

Raja Museum - Kandy , Sri Lanka

Raja was a tusker.  He was in the Temple of the Tooth Relic Sri Lanka and served the temple to carry the Sacred Tooth Relic Casket. Raja served the temple for more than half century before he passed away. His body is preserved and the Raja Museum is dedicated for him for his service as the great tusker for the Temple of the Tooth Relic.

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Raja – The Great Tusker (1913-1988 )

His dead skin and tusks are preserved and prepared to look like the real elephant/tusker and placed in Raja Museum.

Raja Museum is located behind the Temple of the Tooth Relic in a small building. Most of the people who visit the temple visit this museum in order to see Raja and to pay honor for his service to the Temple.

Raja Museum-Kandy-Sri-Lanka
We visited this museum during our recent Kandy road trip and found most of the interesting details of the Tusker.

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Photos of Raja

His photos and other stuffs he used are placed there and it is worth to pay a visit.

Read the story/history of Raja in wikipedia.

Location: Behind the Temple of the Tooth Relic adjacent to the Royal Palace.

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Archaeological Museum-Kandy,Sri Lanka

During our last year visit to Sri Lanka,we were fortunate to visit the Archaeological Museum of Kandy.This is situated behind the Temple of Tooth Relic & earlier it was the King’s palace.(Palace of King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe.)

Below are some of the captures from the museum.

photo of the last King of Sri Lanka,Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe
Photo of the last King of Sri Lanka,Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe
photo of the queen of last King of Sri Lanka,Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe

The photos of the last King of Sri Lanka,Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe & his queen were hanging in a wall.Imagine,how they were on those days as the King & Queen!!

Below are some of the pots and other stuff found inside the Museum which show the proud history of Sri Lanka.

Archaeological Museum-Kandy

 

Archaeological Museum-Kandy

 

Archaeological Museum-Kandy

 

Archaeological Museum-Kandy

 

The below picture shows Pihilla(a drainage gutter) of ancient days.It has found while excavating a trench behind the old kachcheri building-Kandy.For me this is an interesting piece of engineering

Pihilla(a drainage gutter) of ancient days
Pihilla(a drainage gutter) of ancient days

Read more about our recent Kandy Trip.

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