War Museum Cambodia
War Museum Cambodia
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The War Museum Cambodia in Siem Reap is the only war museum in Cambodia. The museum has a unique collection, you can take a free guide (a war veteran) and you can hold small arms.
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  • HMH
    Ipswich, United Kingdom190 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Poignant place which deserves a visit
    Yes, as has been stated, this is a place of rusting tanks, armoured personnel carriers and machine guns. It is also a place which shows what happened during the civil war in Cambodia and the damage done to the people. You will hear the story of a guide, who may explain how his whole life has been blighted, and show you shrapnel still in his knee and his prosthetic leg from when he stood in a land mine. You may meet the same man, whose whole family was killed and whose wife was killed only four years ago after stepping on a land mine Please go and spend an hour of your time there, your money will be well spent: only $5 to gain a better understanding.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 April 2023
  • TravelersHigh77
    Redondo Beach, California66 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    SO Glad We Visited
    We hesitated to visit here, when our guide suggested it, but I’m so glad we listened to him. We spent an hour walking around the tanks and hearing our guide’s stories, and we kept talking about what we learned for weeks afterward. We’d never seen how tiny land mines could be, had no idea of the damage they have inflicted. We were shocked to hear there are still a million of them in Cambodia, mostly in the jungles on the border of Vietnam.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 May 2023
  • Tony W
    Sydney, Australia4,669 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A sobering experience
    A visit to this must see museum is both an enlightening and sobering experience. The old rusting tanks, armoured vehicles and artillery pieces are remnants of a not so great time for Cambodia. The largest impact however came from the guide, a gentleman who survived the country's civil war. The tales he told were both interesting and at the same time harrowing. This museum should be on every visitors must visit list.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 5 June 2023
  • NRK2013
    Singapore, Singapore52 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very nice place
    Must visit. The place immediately needs some maintenance to be done. But the place still gives you some insights in Cambodian history. We travelled with our kid and she liked it. She enjoyed knowing about mines and how the mines impacted Cambodian people.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 July 2023
  • James N
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    War Museum
    Great place to visit, suggested by Lean. Very good value for Tuk tuk price and museum ticket. Lean is a great guild. And will help you with anything you need. Most importantly for me is how honest he is. Always smiling, has a good sense of humour and can speak very good English. I have used him to take me to other tours. I recommend Angkor Wat visit. Great guy I use him for all my trips. Thanks for all your assistance Many thanks
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 19 July 2023
  • Becky G
    Hong Kong, China25 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting place if you have a guide
    When visiting this place, it’s a good idea to get the guide from the veteran if available. I’m not sure I would’ve had the same experience without him telling his story. We all know the horrors of war but it’s much more poignant hearing it from someone who was there and actually hearing how even though it’s ended it’s still impacting civilian lives. Walking around the museum we could see the remnants of the war, but without someone there explaining them I would’ve just seen them as rusting tanks etc.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 October 2023
  • Ana-Maria B
    Cluj-Napoca, Romania1,251 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth checking out if you are into military history
    A bit far from the city, but worth checking out if you are interested in military history. It is a quiet place with several exhibits on display - missiles, armored vehicles, one helicopter, etc. There are some descriptions, but a guide would have helped even more, I heard sometimes one is available. Sobering display related to mines and their effects
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 December 2023
  • Caitlin R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must-do museum if you are interested in Cambodia’s history
    We would really recommend a visit to this museum. It was only a 15 minute drive in a TukTuk from our hostel, so not out of the way whatsoever. The entrance is only 5 dollars. We asked at the entrance desk about a tour guide and we were directed to Sinath, who is a war veteran. This was the highlight of the visit for us as he shares his personal experiences and was very knowledgeable. We also enjoyed looking around the weapons and machinery used during the war. The museum is mostly outside and the machines are quite rusted as mentioned in other reviews but we felt this didn’t negatively impact our experience. There is also a building at the back of the museum that contains a lot of information to read including more personal stories about landline victims. We spent around an hour at the museum. Overall, a very worthwhile thing to do while in Siem Reap.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 31 January 2024
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karen s
9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Extremely disappointed with our experience. I must not have read enough reviews of the war "museum" prior to our visit. There was a lady at the entrance collecting the $5USD fee, however unfortunately, there were no war veterans/guides. It seems pretty run down which as another reviewer has mentioned this may be due to the pandemic. Several of the photos in the tripadvisor photo album were taken during better times. We walked through an open field where tanks & equipment were located, several were rusty. There was a display center that had old weapons/bombs & several posters in English which gave a humbling overview of the war years. Would definitely not classify this as a war "museum" & feel Tripadvisor should update it's star rating.
Written 18 February 2024
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The_Coasters
Gibsons, British Columbia21 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
There are a few rusted relics, but not much written about them. There is a building that has some poster boards, but they are difficult to read as there is black font on top of a photo. It was $5 each and not much to see. I suspect it was in better shape pre-covid.
Written 5 February 2024
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Caitlin R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
We would really recommend a visit to this museum.

It was only a 15 minute drive in a TukTuk from our hostel, so not out of the way whatsoever. The entrance is only 5 dollars. We asked at the entrance desk about a tour guide and we were directed to Sinath, who is a war veteran. This was the highlight of the visit for us as he shares his personal experiences and was very knowledgeable.

We also enjoyed looking around the weapons and machinery used during the war. The museum is mostly outside and the machines are quite rusted as mentioned in other reviews but we felt this didn’t negatively impact our experience. There is also a building at the back of the museum that contains a lot of information to read including more personal stories about landline victims. We spent around an hour at the museum.

Overall, a very worthwhile thing to do while in Siem Reap.
Written 1 February 2024
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SCS DOC
14 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Sadly I’m sort of agreeing with the more negative reviews as we were not lucky enough to visit when a veteran guide was available. However it still gives some feel of the horrors suffered by the Cambodian people. There is some limited information on the exhibits but the real stories of land mines are harrowing.
Please pair this with a visit to Apopo
Written 25 January 2024
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TrailBlazer96209
12 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We visited this museum and paid 5usd per person, having walked round a large grassed area with very rusty armoured tanks etc. which were in were in exceeding poor condition with sharp rusty edges There was no one around to assist with information so after 15 minutes we left.
Unless you’re an antique tank and gun freak, don’t waste your time and money.
Written 10 January 2024
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Cathryn
Rapid City, SD9 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Okay if you have time and interested in military equipment. Most of it was rusted and we didn’t get a tour, so the kids ran around in about 15 minutes and we left. They usually enjoy military museums too. Seemed expensive for what we got.
Written 20 December 2023
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Ana-Maria B
Cluj-Napoca, Romania1 251 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
A bit far from the city, but worth checking out if you are interested in military history. It is a quiet place with several exhibits on display - missiles, armored vehicles, one helicopter, etc. There are some descriptions, but a guide would have helped even more, I heard sometimes one is available. Sobering display related to mines and their effects
Written 17 December 2023
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Sinikka C
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Old rusted pieces of old war equipment exposed to elements. Cache of rusted artillery shells, machine guns land mines and IEDs. Positive note, English plaques and explanations were provided.
Written 1 December 2023
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Becky G
Hong Kong, China25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
When visiting this place, it’s a good idea to get the guide from the veteran if available. I’m not sure I would’ve had the same experience without him telling his story. We all know the horrors of war but it’s much more poignant hearing it from someone who was there and actually hearing how even though it’s ended it’s still impacting civilian lives. Walking around the museum we could see the remnants of the war, but without someone there explaining them I would’ve just seen them as rusting tanks etc.
Written 19 October 2023
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Tomas F
New York City, NY7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
It was intereste place have to visite after angkor temples tour if we have more day in siem reap recommended
Written 11 October 2023
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