The National Museum of Cambodia has the world’s finest collection of Khmer sculpture. It has pre-Angkorian collection. The Angkor collection includes several striking statues of Shiva from the 9th, 10th and 11th centuries, a gigantic pair of wrestling monkeys and several other statues leave the visitors awestruck. The sublime statue of a seated Jayavarman VII (r 1181–1219), his head bowed slightly in a meditative pose (Angkor Thom, late 12th century) is simply amazing. It also displays pottery and bronzes dating from the pre-Angkorian periodsand also more recent works such as a beautiful wooden royal barge.