Angkor Wat is the world-famous temple complex and the symbol of Cambodia. Although the French explorer Henri Mouhot discovered the former capital of the Khmer empire, which was overgrown with jungle, in the 19th century.
The complex has since been restored and is now the largest tourist attraction in Cambodia. Check below all practical information for a visit to Angkor Wat and a stay in the town of Siem Reap next to Angkor Wat.
There are different types of tickets for Angkor Wat for sale, namely:
- 1-day ticket: $ 37
- 3-day ticket: $ 62
- weekticket : $ 72
As you can see, you can buy a ticket for several days. It is not possible to discover the entire complex in one day. Most travelers spend 2 or 3 days here.
Whether or not a guide?
The easiest way to visit Angkor Wat is to use a guide with your own tuk tuk. You can easily and quickly arrange this guide on the street in Siem Reap. You will be regularly addressed by these people asking if you want to go to Angkor Wat. The average price for such a guide is around $ 15 per day.
It is also possible to visit Angkor Wat on your own occasion. You can rent a bicycle with which you can discover the temple complex yourself. Very nice, but keep in mind the poor quality of the roads and the heat during the day!
Sunrise and sunset
One of the highlights when visiting Angkor Wat is watching the sunrise at the temple. You can best arrange a guide with tuk tuk, because you have to leave around 5 o’clock in the morning. In order to avoid having to buy entrance tickets first and end up in a long queue, I advise you to buy your admission tickets the day before. Watching the sunset is also a wonderful experience.
The most beautiful temples of Angkor
Angkor Wat consists of so many temples, that they can not all be mentioned. The most beautiful temples that you have to go see anyway when traveling to Angkor are
Best travel time to Angkor Wat
The best time to visit Angkor Wat is when it is not too hot and when it is not too stuffy and humid. The best travel time is therefore during the period from November to February. During the remaining months of the year it can become very hot and humid.
Siem Reap is 6 kilometers away from Angkor Wat. Almost every traveler who visits Angkor Wat books a room in a guesthouse or hostel in Siem Reap. You will also find a whole range of nice restaurants, pubs, art boutiques and massage parlors. Furthermore, you can fine shopping in Siem Reap and arrange visas for all kinds of countries.