Purchasing Your Temple Tickets
Everything You Need To Know
It is an easy procedure getting your tickets but there are a few things you need to know.
1: Where Do I Get My Temple Ticket?
Since April 2016, a new Ticket Office has been opened and the only place where you can purchase your Temple Tickets. It is located a few kilometers from the township of Siem Reap and if you decided to see the temples by tuk tuk – all the drivers know where to go.
The Ticket Office is well-organized, modern and if you require any assistance most of the staff speak English. At the complex there is a small coffee shop where you can purchase drinks and light refreshments.
There are separate windows for single day or multiple day tickets.
Your one ticket allows for multiple days and your entry into every temple in Siem Reap.
2: What Is The Cost Of Temple Ticket?
Ticket prices valid from 1st February 2017:
1 Day Pass = $37.00
3 Day Pass = $62.00 (valid over a 10 day period)
7 Days Pass = $72.00 (valid over a 1 month period)
Ticket Office Hours: 5.00 am – 5.30 pm
TIP: You do not need to take your passport when purchasing your ticket.
A photograph will be taken from a camera attached to the payment desk and while you wait a couple of minutes, the photograph is printed onto your ticket for identification purposes when entering the temples.
Tickets cannot be changed or refunded.
Tickets cannot be bought on behalf of another person (because a photo is taken).
If your ticket gets lost or wet and the picture or dates is not recognizable – a new ticket needs to be purchased. (If you are coming to Siem Reap in the wet season – it is a good idea to bring a zip lock bag with you to keep your ticket dry).
Lost tickets will not be refunded.
3: What To Take When Visiting The Temples:
There are 3 seasons in Cambodia….cool, hot and wet season.
Cool Season: December – February.
Hot Season: March – June
Wet Season: June – November (with most rain in August and September).
Wet season does not mean that it is raining 24/7.
Even during this time of year, there is plenty of sun and it is still gets very hot. During 2016, it usually rained only once a day and this could last between 15 minutes to a couple of hours….but when it rains – it rains hard!
Keep hydrated – This is very important to remember when visiting the temples anytime of the year. It can get very hot in Cambodia and the average temperature is 31C (88F). Coconut juice is excellent for re hydration and can commonly be bough in many small shops or stalls.
Shoes – Wear shoes that are comfortable, sturdy and non-slip especially in the wet season. There is lots of walking and climbing, but combined with the heavy rain that comes and goes in the wet season – this can make climbing up and down slippery.
Sunscreen – If you are visiting the temples at any time of the year, make sure you include sunscreen…it gets hot and sunburn is an important consideration.
Hat – A hat is a good idea when visiting the temples to keep the sun off.
Umbrella and Raincoat – If you are visiting in the wet season (June – November), it is always a good idea to carry a fold up umbrella and raincoat. Plastic raincoats can be purchased for as little as US $1.00 in Siem Reap town.
Bug Spray – It doesn’t matter what time of the year you are visiting the temples, it is a good idea to keep the bug spray handy. They can appear anytime and ensure that you are not pestered by flying, annoying or biting insects.
Sunglasses – It can get very bright and recommend that you take sunglasses to protect your eyes from glare.
Torch – There are some nooks and crannies that are blocked and hard to see inside. Take a torch if you want to see the contents of these secret, hard to access places.
Compass & Map – If you are going on bicycle or motorbike, a compass and map is a good idea for finding your way around the temple areas.
4: What Should I wear When Visiting The Temples?
When visiting the temples it is customary for both men and woman to dress modestly, remembering that it is a place of worship.
It is preferable to wear calf length trousers and have your shoulders covered.
TIP: If you wish to wear less because of the heat, it is always a great idea to take a sarong with you – it folds up small and is easy to transport. You can use it to cover your shoulders or legs, keep the sun off and makes a great blanket to sit on for a rest or eating.
5: How Do I Get To The Temples?
Angkor Wat is one of the 7 Wonders of the World and a “must see” destinations when coming to Cambodia and you may want to see our 10 Best Temples in Siem Reap for individual Google Maps on temple locations.
You can easily organize your tours over the internet or you can book when you arrive in Siem Reap and there are many companies happy to assist you.
Hire A Tuk Tuk Driver:
A Tuk Tuk driver provides you with both choice and flexibility when planning your temples tour.
They can be hired for multiple days, most speak good English (with some drivers multilingual). This is one of the most popular way of seeing the temples.
A private Tuk Tuk Driver is a great option when planning your own temple route and allows you to go at your own pace.
They charge $20 – $25.00 for the entire day, depending on your needs and will help you when planning your temple tour.
Your tuk tuk driver will pick you up from your hotel in the morning and drop you back off at the end of the day.
Cycling, Motorbike or Car:
This is a 9km x 9km (5.5 miles) area that holds many of the temples in Siem Reap but is a big area if you are cycling – so please take this into consideration.
The area does not have great signage and we suggest you take a map and compass, so you can find your way around.
TIP: If you are cycling or wish to see the sunrise at Angkor Wat and something many people see – you can do this by purchasing your tickets the day before between 4.45 pm – 5.30 pm.
For more information, you may like to read our article:-
…to help with planning your holiday.