Spend your morning or Afternoon time to visit Angkor National Museum which isan archaeological museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, and presentation ofAngkorianartifacts, also to provide information and education about art and culture of Khmer civilization, with collections mainly dated fromKhmer Empire'sAngkorperiod circa 9th to 14th-century. Most of the artifacts are discovered in and around the Angkor archaeological sites nearby.
The museum exhibitsare arranged flowingsingle direction through themed galleries.
The Briefing Hall : The Museum Overture
Before marveling over the awe-inspiring galleries at the Angkor National Museum, visitors are invited to sit back and relax in an 80-seat theater for an orientation which will introduce the museum and its amenities.
Show times are scheduled for every 15 minutes and are available in 7 languages; Khmer, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, English, FrenchandThai.
Exclusive Gallery: A Gallery of Cambodia Buddhism Reflection
The religion of Buddhism is spiritually linked from the ancient Khmer civilization to the present-day Cambodia.
Gallery A: "The Origin of Khmer Empires Story"
One of the mysteries is how the Khmer Empire was established. Learn what drove the ancient Khmer civilization to create one of the worlds most colossal structures ever. Explore the Khmer peoples faith in their great kings and delve into the stories of ancient wars that once ravaged these tranquil lands.
Gallery B: The reflection of Khmer's beliefs
Explains about religion and beliefs of Khmer civilization, including literary works, sculptures, architecture and daily life.
Gallery C: The Great Inventors
History shows that there were four particularly notable Khmer kings who made the Khmer Empire one of the world's greatest civilizations. Let the historical pride come alive through time and the stories of the four great inventors unfold.
Gallery D: Angkor Wat
The gallery displays the history, spiritual concept and architectural technique of constructing the grand structure ofAngkor Wat. It also explains the Angkor Wat'sequinoxphenomenon.
Gallery E: Angkor Thom
Explore Angkor Thom, the great capital, an architectural masterpiece of sophisticated technology combined with precious artwork created over many generations.
Gallery F: Story from Stone"The Evidence of the Past"
The gallery displays stone inscriptions found throughout Angkor that recorded important historical event.
Gallery G: Ancient Costume "The Fascination of Apsara"
Another spectacular example of art is the ancient Khmer clothing illustrated by sculptures of gods, goddesses, and the celestial dancers, or Apsara.