If you have a passion for Cambodian history, then the Siem Reap War Museum is the place to go. This is where visitors are taken back in time to experience Cambodia’s complex history in its fullest capacity. The Siem Reap War Museum brings visitors back to the reigns, struggles, successes, and wars of Cambodia in an immersive way that helps them understand everything about the country’s past.
Cambodia was swallowed up in one of the world’s most terrifying and devastating civil wars from 1975 to 1979. Pol Pot and his Khmer Rouge army cleared Phnom Penh, promising to liberate and free all the people. Pol Pot, on the other hand, was far from thinking about liberation and freedom, and enslavement and death grew increasingly widespread as a result. In truth, camps were built to keep Khmer civilization under control. All of the other provinces were on the verge of collapse, and a perverted dictatorship assumed power. More than a million men, women, and children had been killed by 1978. The Siem Reap War Museum is a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with the original military vehicles and weapons of the time. It will be an educational day in your life even if you just walk around this museum.
Soldiers who previously served in the war now work as tour guides at the War Museum. Is there anything greater than this? It’s also one of Cambodia’s first museums, taking visitors on a tour of the previous 30 years of Cambodian military history through an unusual and spectacular collection of fighter jets, helicopters, artillery guns, and other combat weapons of various models.
The entrance fee to the Siem Reap War Museum is $5, including a local guide, parking, photography, and filming.