Angkor Borei Museum

Worth a look if you are in the area

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What we say: 3 stars

Angkor Borei Museum was set up with EU funding to showcase some of the finds in this archeologically rich region of Cambodia. While the museum is a little run down, it is worth popping by as it is on the way to Phnom Da. When there are no visitors (a common occurence) the museum is kept locked up, but just have a poke around and you're bound to find someone asleep somewhere who open the place up, or at least know where the staff are. Many of the displays are replicas.

Aside from the museum, take a walk back down to the port area of Angkor Borei to see many of the barges arriving from Vietnam unloading their wares. These goods used to go to Takeo, but now with the better roads, only need go this far.

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Opening Hours: Daily 08:30-12:00 & 14:00-14:30
How to get there: Angkor Borei can be reached by land or by boat, the latter being the far more scenic option. Boatmen in Takeo will run a trip to Angkor Borei and Phnom Da for $15-25 for the boat -- prices vary tremendously and depend solely on your bargaining ability. A round trip, including sight seeing time is about three hours.
Last updated: 23rd August, 2005

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