National Museum of Cambodia - PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA

Sculpture from Angkor Wat.

The National Museum of Cambodia in Chey Chumneas (Phnom Penh) is the largest museum of cultural history and is the country's leading historical and archaeological museum in Cambodia

George Groslier (1887-1945), historian, curator and author designed this quintessential building inspired by Khmer temple architecture.The museum building was constructed between 1917 and 1924 and it was renovated in 1968.

The museum houses one of the world's largest collections of Khmer art, including sculptures, Khmer ceramics, bronzes and ethnographic objects from the prehistoric, pre-Angkorian, Angkorian and post-Angkorian periods.