With sculptures, bronze items, ceramics, and other archaeological items, National Museum of Cambodia has the largest collection of Khmer arts and artifacts in the world. The museum is divided into four different sections containing relics, sculpture, art and crafts. The items that are put on display date from as back as pre-historic times before the Angkor period. The artifacts have been found from once Khmer empire that covered the present Thailand, Cambodia and southern Vietnam. Even the building of the museum is inspired by Khmer temple architecture. The museum has been attracting history buffs from the year 1920 when the museum was opened to public. The museum was closed down from 1975-1979 during the control of Khmer Rouge.
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