Street 11 , Mondul I , Siem Reap, Cambodia ( Between Old market and Pub Street)
(+855)063 900 027
(+855)95 727 281
Cambodia Landmine Museum
We strive to educate our visitors of the importance of clearing landmines in Cambodia. With potentially 5,000,000 still in the ground, landmines have immensely impacted the history and culture of this amazing society. Our collection of thousands of landmines is impressive. What is even more impressive is the story of the one Khmer man, Aki Ra, who disarmed the majority of these landmines alone.
We don't stop there though! We also educate and support over two dozen at-risk Khmer children who otherwise would never have had this bright of a future. The Relief Center where they, and staff, live is located on the museum property. We are currently developing a farm behind the museum!
This cause could never have received as much attention and support if it were not for our visitors, supporters, and donors! We THANK YOU for your time and contributions. To get involved please donate today, contact us for further information, or sign up for our newsletter!
The Cambodia Landmine Museum and Relief Center
The idea for a Landmine Museum and Relief Facility came about when Aki Ra, an ex-child soldier. After years of fighting he returned to the villages in which he planted thousands of mines and began removing them, by hand, and defusing them with homemade tools.He displayed some of the items he had made safe and charged the tourists $1 to view them. He used the money to support the children in his care. It opened in 1997.
In the villages where Aki Ra cleared mines, he found many children wounded by landmines, orphaned or abandoned by their families. He brought them home where he and his wife Hourt cared for them along side their own children.
Originally, all of the children at the facility were landmine victims. Today the facility cares for children who suffer from a variety of difficulties. The last landmine victim left the facility in 2013 when he finished high school.
The original Landmine Museum was near the ticket booth for Angkor Wat Park, along the Siem Reap River. In 2006 it was ordered closed. A Canadian charity, the Cambodian Landmine Museum Relief Fund, founded by Canadian filmmaker Richard Fitoussi had been raising money to build a new facility. Land was found near Banteay Srey Temple and with the help of donors across the globe the CLMMRF built the current Landmine Museum. It opened in 2007.
The Museum is approximately 25 km north of Siem Reap (30 minutes by tuk tuk), just 7km south of the Banteay Srey Temple complex in Angkor National Park.
NO TEMPLE PASS IS REQUIRED TO VISIT THE MUSEUM.
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Telephone: +855 (0) 15 674 163 Heanh Sokunthea