It is not recommanded to visit the temples by
foot. They are too far apart and you will need your energy to climb
up the stairs of most temples. But there are other ways of getting
there and around.
You have the following possibilities :
You pay around 25-30 $ for one day with driver. This can be
easily arranged with hotels, guesthouses or agencies in town. The
advantage is that you are protected from the rain or the sunshine
but you will also miss a lot of the sightseeing between the
temples. Find also the contact details of some kind drivers in our
This is the most used transport method used to visit the
temples. If you are just with a few people it is the best way to
travel around the temples. You will pay around 12-15 $ per day. You
can just pick any tuk tuk driver from the street. Just make sure
that you tell in advance which temples you want to visit and agree
on the price. If you are lucky you will have a driver who knows
about the history of most temples. Another option is to visit our
around section, and contact one of our driver friends'.
If you feel up to it you can rent a bicycle for around 1-2 $ a
day and ride from temple to temple on your on pace and strength.
This transport method is becomining very popular with the tourists.
The roads are flat and easy to ride so no cycling experience is
needed. This is also the most environmentally friendly way of
travelling through the Angkor Archaeological park. A lot of hotels
and guesthouses rent bikes but in almost every street in town you
find small shops where you can rent a bike.
For tourists that have enough money Helicopters Cambodia and
Sokha Helicopters offer sightseeing fligths around Angkor Wat (75
$) and the temples outside Angkor Thom (around 130 $).
You can take an elephant ride from the South gate of Angkor Thom
to the Bayon. This will cost 10 $. In the evening you can also go
up Phnom Bekheng to see the sunset. For this ride the price is 15
For an exciting ride with a hot-air balloon you can contact
Angkor Balloon. They charge 11 $ per person and they can carry up
to 30 persons.
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