Unless you are Cambodian, you must possess an admission pass, often called Angkor Pass, to visit the temples in the Angkor Archaeological Park. The Angkor Pass is also valid for some other monuments in the Siem Reap area, like Phnom Krom, Wat Athvea and the Roluos Group.
Where to Buy the Angkor Pass?
The Angkor Pass can only be purchased at the official ticket center, located 4 km away from Siem Reap town and open from 5am to 5.30pm every day. Tickets purchased from hotels, tour companies and other third parties are not valid.
The entrance ticket must be paid in cash (US Dollars, Cambodian Riel, Thai Bath or Euro). Update: Paying by credit card is now also possible. An on-site ATM is available to withdraw cash.
You can’t purchase your entrance ticket upfront. Entrance tickets for a one-day visit are issued up to 5pm, tickets issued after 5pm are valid for the next day.
Consult the business directory for more information and the exact location of the Angkor Ticket Office. When you book a taxi or tuk tuk driver for the day, he will bring you to the ticket office before entering the park.
The entrance fee to the Angkor Archaeological Park depends on the type of admission pass that you choose. There are 3 types of passes available, the mentioned prices are effective from February 1st, 2017.
- 1-day pass – US$ 37;
- 3-day pass – US$ 62;
- 7-day pass – US$ 72;
The 3-day pass is valid for 10 days from the issue date, the 7-day pass is valid for 1 month from the issue date. So with both of these passes it’s not necessary to plan your visits on consecutive days.
Good to know is that the entrance fee includes a US$ 2 contribution to the Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospital fund.
Most of the temples in the park can be visited from 7.30am – 5.30pm, but there are exceptions:
- Angkor Wat and Srah Srang can be visited from 5am – 5.30pm, to make it possible for visitors to witness the sunrise;
- Phnom Bakheng and Pre Rup can be visited from 5am – 7pm, to make it possible for visitors to witness both the sunrise and sunset;
Good to Know
- Admission passes are not refundable.
- Admission passes are not transferable. The pass owner’s name and photo are printed on the ticket.
- Children under 12 years old are not required to purchase an entrance ticket. A passport needs to be shown as proof.
- The admission fee does not include special permits for commercial picture taking or film shooting.
- The admission fee is non-negotiable. There are no discounts for groups.
- Phnom Kulen National Park cannot be visited with an Angkor Pass. It requires a separate admission pass.
- Beng Mealea and Koh Ker temples also require a separate admission pass, which costs US$ 5 and US$ 10 respectively.
TIP: Buy your ticket in the evening after 5pm. From this time, onwards your ticket will be valid for the next day. On the same evening, you can also watch the sunset at Angkor Park for free. Phnom Bakheng, however, you will probably not manage, as it is very crowded there. But you can watch the sunset at the Srah Srang Lake, where it will be much more tranquil.