Unlike other grand museums in the country, this one is a humble yet stirring affair. Set up by local deminer Aki Ra, the Landmine Museum, located in a countryside shack, is a brave attempt to educate locals as well as foreigners about the use, effects, and statistics of landmines and other unexploded ordinance in Cambodia.
Offering a firsthand account of the political and social upheavals in the country during its wartime years, the guides in the museum are teenagers maimed or orphaned by landmines who live on site.
Before you reach to the Landmine Museum, you drop at the Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre (BBC) is a new tourist attraction for Siem Reap Province featuring a live display of Cambodian butterflies. Revenue generated by tourist admissions provides support for local poverty alleviation and conservation projects.