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The National Museum in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, is housed in an impressive red sandstone building with a beautiful courtyard. It was built around 1920 by the French ethnologist George Groslier and houses over 5000 objects: Sculptures, relics and art objects, some from prehistoric times and many exhibits from the Angkor period.

Among the most important exhibits are a sculpture of Yama (Hindu god of death), who originally adorned the terrace of the Leper King in Angkor Thom, and a very large reclining Vishnu from the Western Mebon Temple in Angkor (fourth picture).

National Museum National Museum Garuda, mount of Vishnu Vishnu from the Western Mebon Temple in Angkor Exhibition piece In the inner courtyard Vreni and Gerhard in the courtyard Detail from the roof lightboxby VisualLightBox.com v5.9