Getting Lost Among the Many Temples of Angkor Wat

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Ta Prohm in Angkor temples

Don’t forget that it’s not just ANgkor Wat you want to visit – check out the other temples such as Ta Prohm. Visiting Angkor Wat: A 1 day or a 3 day pass?

 

When you visit Angkor Wat and the Angkor Temples in Cambodia, you will get the option of a 1 day or 3 day ticket (and a 7 day ticket!!).

Here’s a few pointers that will help you decide which one is for you. I

went for the 3 day ticket option as I knew it would be my only visit to the area, so I wanted to see as much of it as I could and give myself added flexibility. Please note that when people say they are visiting Angkor Wat – they don’t just mean one temple called Angkor Wat! There are tons of temples in and around the area and Angkor Wat is just the largest and busiest one – some of the others are better!

Visiting Angkor Wat: 1 Day Ticket Pass ($20):

Advantages:

  • You can start your one day pass early in the morning and get a full day of use out of it, thus maximising it.
  • You could even do sunrise and sunset on the same day if you wanted (it’s open from 5am to 6pm).
  • You only need to spend one day’s worth of tuk tuk or bicycle rental (or only a day’s worth of walking).
  • You won’t get bored of temples.
  • You will end up just doing the best bits, so in essence you see all you want anyway.

Disadvantages:

  • You will definitely miss out on seeing some of the more unusual temples.
  • You are simply doing the touristy thing and visiting Angkor Wat and the main Angkor temples, not really getting to all the off the beaten track temples.
  • You probably won’t be here again so you may regret doing it so quickly in one day.
  • You will be tired if you do an all day-er at the temples.

Jonny Blair at Pre Rup

Visiting Angkor Wat: 3 Day Ticket Pass ($40):

This is the option I chose. I didn’t want to rush it all in one day and I had 4 days in Siem Reap so I had plenty of time for this.

Jonny Blair at Bayon Temple

Advantages:

  • You will ensure you don’t miss any of the major temples in the area (Bayon, Baphuon, Angkor Wat, Preas Dak, Ta Prohm).
  • Added flexibility.
  • If you want to leave early one day, you can as you know you have another day (or 2 left).
  • You don’t have to rush around, you can relax!
  • It’s only twice the price of the 1 day ticket, but 3 times the length of time (The 3 Day pass costs $40 US Dollars whereas the 1 Day pass is $20 US Dollars).

Baphuon Temple view over Angkor Thom Cambodia

Disadvantages:

  • You might get bored of temples!

Ta Keo temple ruins a lifestyle of travel

Visiting Angkor Wat: 7 Day Ticket Pass ($60):

Jonny Blair on his website went to East Mebon in Cambodia

Advantages:

  • Unlimited entry to the Angkor Temples for an entire week
  • You can take it slow and relax as you have plenty of time
  • If you love the sunrise you can do it all over again if you want
  • You will be a total Angkor Temples expert by the end of the week

Jonny Blair ticket for Angkor Wat