Photo: Not that is an axe.

Kompong Thom Museum

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The tiny Kompong Thom Museum was opened in 2010 but is already gathering dust, and if it sees an average of one visitor a day we’d be surprised—we were the first visitor in days when we last swung through in early 2019.

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Exhibit-wise they’ve gone for quality not quantity—there are some superb exhibits, particularly a collection of Sambor Prei Kuk and other early period lintels. There is a large map on the central wall you face as you enter which marks the staggering number of sites within the province, and as you walk around you’ll see other explanatory boards helping you understand what you are seeing.

Strike a pose. Photo taken in or around Kompong Thom Museum , Kompong Thom, Cambodia by Stuart McDonald.

Strike a pose. Photo: Stuart McDonald

All the favourite Angkor statue subjects are there: lions, nagas, Buddha, Lokesvara and Vishnu, in stone and in wood, along with some impressive lingas and a seventh century inscribed stele. The way they are kept is a bit concerning, some stuck in a glass storage cabinet off to the left as you walk in, but the signage is all reasonable and ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 200 words.)

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