There are a myriad of attractions in the environs of Siem Reap, Cambodia and one of them is the fascinating War Museum Cambodia. In order to visit these captivating attractions it is important to base yourself at a conveniently located Siem Reap accommodation such as the Anantara Angkor Resort & Spa. This quality hotel offers tasteful rooms and a selection of modern amenities so as to assure a pleasant stay.
War Museum Cambodia located in Siem Reap has the distinction of being the sole war themed museum in the entirety of Cambodia. By visiting this captivating establishment tourists will be able to obtain an authentic insight into the military conflicts and hardships that the country endured in the latter decades of the 20th century. Visitors will be able to imagine the terrors and rigours that the Cambodian people encountered as a result of the military conflicts that ravaged their nation.
The War Museum contains impressive machines of war such as the T-54 tank, the MiG-19 fighter plane, Mil Mi-8 helicopter and various artillery and field guns used in these modern conflicts. Interestingly some of the military hardware on display was in fact used in previous conflicts such as World War II. Additionally you will be able to observe numerous kinds of landmines that were employed in Cambodia. A host of fascinating photographs document the impact of the war on ordinary Cambodians. Additionally visitors will have the opportunity to actually hold a number of small arms such as the American M-16 rifle, the Soviet Kalashnikov AK-47, and even a machine gun or a rocket launcher.
Another highlight at the museum is the well-experienced guides who are available to assist and show visitors around the museum. These guides are actual survivors of conflict, such as landmine victims and veterans of war. These guides will be able to provide their personal commentary regarding the terrible effects of war on the lives of ordinary Cambodian citizens.
Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+