Visitors to Cambodia who plan to visit the famed UNESCO listed Angkor Archaeological Park will not be able to do so for FREE. This is not new, however, since there has always been an Angkor Wat Admission Fee for several years now.
While Cambodians are free to visit the complex, tourists are checked for their tickets as soon as they alight the entrances to each of the temples in the Angkor Archaeological Park.
Angkor Wat Admission Fee 2019
*as of April 2019
Below are the following Entrance Fees to the Angkor Wat Complex:
- Single day (1-day) pass – $37.00
- Three day (3-day) pass – $62.00
- Seven day (7-day) pass – $72.00
According to the rules, the 3-day pass is good for use within 10 days from the issue date. The 7-day pass, on the other hand, is good for use 1 month from the issue date. That way, both passes can be used at the Angkor Wat complex, even if is not used through consecutive days.
Incidentally, the entrance fee also includes a $2.00 contribution that will go to the Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospital.
Where to buy the Angkor Wat Pass
The Angkor Wat pass is only available now at the official ticketing center. It is located a bit far from the complex, so it is important to make a stop there before starting your day.
Ticketing Office Notes:
- Opening hours: 4:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Currency accepted: Cambodian Riels, US dollars, Euros, Thai Baht
- Credit Cards are accepted.
- Tickets cannot be purchased at the entrance.
- Single day tickets purchased at 5:00 p.m. are valid until 5:00 p.m. the following day.
- Tickets that are purchased from hotels, third parties, and tour companies are NOT VALID.
During your visit, majority of the temples that are encompassed in the park are available for visitors from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. However, there are some temples that have different visiting hour schedules:
- Angkor Wat – 5:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (for sunrise viewing)
- Srah Srang – 5:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (for sunrise viewing)
- Pre Rup – 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (for sunrise and sunset viewing)
- Phnom Bakheng 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (for sunrise and sunset viewing)
Below are some admission notes to be aware of during the visit:
- Admission passes are not transferrable. This is evident since the owner’s photo is taken and the name is also printed.
- Admission passes are not refundable.
- Those who want to take pictures for commercial purposes or for filming require different passes.
- No group discounts. Admission fee is not negotiable.
- Children under 12 are exempt from purchasing tickets. However, proof of age needs to be provided.
- Koh Ker and Beng Mealea require additional passes at $10 and $5, respectively.
- Appropriate attires are observed, even if you have a pass but if you are dressed inappropriately, you may be turned away at the gate.
- A license is needed to fly drones in the Angkor Archaeological Park.
- All Foreigners are required to pay the fee.
For places like the Angkor Wat complex, you might want to take your time to fully enjoy the experience. Plan your visit ahead and check out the best time to visit Siem Reap. That way, you can avoid crowds, rain, or know what to prepare during the hot and dry months!