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Landmine Musuem in Siem Reap

After Angkor Wat, the Landmine Museum is the most popular attraction in Siem Reap Province or Cambodia. The highlight of the Landmine museum is its four galleries with a vast assortment of deactivated arms that not only throw light on the landmine curse in the country but also the consequences of wars.

The displays include hidden mines, mortars, booby traps, guns and other ordnances recovered from different parts of the country. A small shop and an area devoted to carrying out the works of his NGO can also be seen here. Perhaps the best aspect of this museum is that it serves as a source of income for amputees to support their families, in addition to caring for hundreds of children badly affected by poverty and mine laying.

The Landmine Museum holds the distinction of being the first of its kind in the world. It’s completely safe and abides by all protocols put forward by the Ottawa International Treaty to Ban Landmines and the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Association Authority (CMAA).

Later, as part of the United Nation’s endeavor to restore peace in the country during the 1990s, Aki Ra get the opportunity to work as a de-miner. Though the UN left the country in 1994, he continued the mission in his way, even though it was not according to international demising standards. Initially, Aki Ra turned his own home located on the outskirts of the Siem Reap into a museum displaying decommissioned bombs, landmines and other explosive weapons that he had unearthed since 1995.

Opening Hours: 07:30 - 17:30
Location: Located within the Angkor Wat Archeological Park, the Landmine Museum is five kilometers from Banteay Srey Temple, about a 30-minute drive from Siem Reap City.
Note:  A donation US$1 per person is required to enter the landmine museum

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Travel Date: 29/06/2024
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