Angkor Wat Temple Guide
Things to know before you arrive!
Angkor Temple Information
The ancient temple of Angkor Wat and the other temples in the Archaeological Park are popular tourist attractions and the local authorities have passed a number of rules to protect the temples and the other guests in the park.
The cost to enter the Angkor Archaeological Park is $37 for a one-day pass, $62 for a 3 day pass, and $72 for a one-week pass. You must buy your ticket from the ticket office or via online (Angkor Wat Temple Ticket) before entering the park. You will have your photo taken and it will printed on the card. You must show your card when you enter the park and at each entrance to the temples. If you lose your card, there is a fine to pay.
You need to wear appropriate clothing when entering the temples. You must cover your shoulders and knees. You can temporarily cover your body inside the temples with a scarf. You also shouldn’t wear clothes which are offensive to other people. Unfortunately, there has been the need to remind some guests to put some clothes on in recent years, but Cambodia is a conservative country and local customs should be respected.
You may bring camera equipment with you for personal photos. However, if you want to film commercially inside the park, you need to get permission from the Apsara Authority. It’s always wise to bring spare batteries with you because there will be nowhere to charge or buy new ones. If you want to photograph local people, it’s polite to ask their permission first. Don’t just take photos of people without asking, it’s impolite and annoying.
The temples are very old and in many cases they are falling apart. Treat the temples with respect, don’t deface or vandalise anything inside the park. If you do, you risk a fine, imprisonment or both. Similarly, smoking is prohibited inside the temples.
Popular Shared Tours
Enjoy a convenient 5 to 6-hour private drive from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. Experience scenic landscapes, picturesque countryside, and charming towns along the way.
Book a private, safe, and comfortable airport transfer from Siem Reap Angkor International Airport to your hotel with an air-conditioned vehicle.
See three of the most popular temples in Siem Reap. The beautiful Banteay Srei temple is made from pink sandstone and the fine carvings are so stunning that you won’t see anything else like them in Cambodia. We’ll also see the ancient city of Angkor Thom as well as the popular Ta Prohm temple.
This is a great tour if you want to save money and see all the popular temples of Angkor with a professional English-speaking tour guide. Transportation is also included for the whole group. See the most popular temples in the park – Ta Prohm, Bayon, and Angkor Wat.
This shared tour will take you to see some of the oldest temples built by the Khmer people. The three temples at Roluos were built a few hundred years before the famous Angkor Wat and you’ll get to see some fascinating temples with Bakheng, Preah Ko, and Lolei.
On this shared tour, you can get the sunrise experience with a tour guide and full tour of Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and Ta Prohm. You’ll see the main temples of Angkor with a professional English-speaking tour guide and transportation provided on this money-saving shared tour of the temples including sunrise.