The National Museum
The National Museum of Cambodia is located in the north of the Royal Palace. It was built of red brick by Frenchmen from the year 1917 to 1920 and was renovated in 1969. The elegant building of the museum has the style of the ancient temples in Cambodia and the buildings in Europe, ranking as the classical architecture in Cambodia. There are a large number of bats on the roof at night. The National Museum of Cambodia is one of the museums in the world that have the most abundant intangible cultural heritage of Cambodia, aiming to protect, collect, renovate and promote the heritage of culture and art of Cambodia. Through the exhibition of those collections, people can learn more and have a better understanding of the cultural heritage of Cambodia.
The whole national museum covers a total area of 5,200 square meters with the exhibition area of 2,800 square meters. Besides the exhibition room, there is also an office and a muniment room with an area of 1,200 square meters, a studio and a storeroom with an area of 540 square meters.
At present, there are about 15，000 collections in the museum. Each time, about 2,000 works are exhibited. The museum has a rich variety of collections in different historical periods, even the prehistory period. The collections consist of four categories, including stone implement, bronze ware, porcelain and wooden ware. There are more than 5,000 collections about Cambodia buildings, religion, art and other works in the museum, dating back to the 4th century A D.