Cambodia: Phnom Penh – National Museum of Cambodia

The National Museum, located right next to the Royal Palace in Phnom Pehn has a massive collection of over 14,000 artifacts from the days of the Khmer Empire. Lasting for several centuries, Khmer Empire was vast and covered pretty much the entire SE Asia including all present-day Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, and parts of Myanmar, China, Vietnam, and Malaysia. The Museum was built early in the 20th century and is a beautiful and ornate traditional Khmer architecture with spike roofs and a lot of carvings. Inside, there is hall after hall after hall of thousand-year-old statues, amounting to the world’s largest collection of Khmer cultural heritage.