More than 2 million people a year visit Angkor Wat and the other temples in the Angkor Archaeological Park. Here is some helpful information to make your visit to Angkor fun, safe, and smooth.
Ticket prices for entrance into the park cost $37 for a 1-day pass, $62 for a 3-day pass, and$72 for a 7-day pass. Passes don’t need to be used on concurrent days and the 3-day pass is good for a week and the 7-day pass is good for a month.
Some temples aren’t included in this ticket included Banteay Srey and Koh Ker. These two temples have their own ticket which are cheaper than the temple pass but only allow admission to the one temple.
You will have your photo taken when you enter the park and if you’re found without a ticket you could be fined. Keep your ticket safe as you will need to show it to enter each temple.
When you enter the temples, you need to cover your shoulders and knees.
Moreover, when you see monks around the temples, it’s polite not to touch them. This is especially important for women. If you do see monks and want to take their photo, it’s always polite to ask first.
You’re not allowed to climb on the temples or deface them in anyway. If you are caught defacing a temple, you risk a fine, jail, or both.
You can enter the temples from 5:00am to 6:00pm. The temples close at 6:00pm, but it is possible to stay later and enjoy a meal on the grass outside the temple.
Sunrise is popular at Angkor Wat, so if you want to avoid the crowds, you might want to consider visiting the other temples early in the morning and then coming back to visit Angkor Wat in the afternoon. Most tourists will visit Angkor Wat and then Bayon and Taprohm later in the day. If you reverse the order in which you see the temples, you can avoid the large crowds at the popular times.
Most of the popular temples are located by Angkor Wat and most are covered in the Small and Big Circuit tours. Angkor Wat is obviously the biggest attraction for visitors in Siem Reap. Other popular temples include Bayon where you can see 216 faces located on the towers of the temple.
Finally, Ta Prohm temple is a popular temple for visitors because it’s where the movie Tomb Raider was filmed. Since the movie was filmed in Cambodia, Angelina Jolie has become a regular visitor to Siem Reap and can sometimes be seen around Siem Reap.