Unless you are a Cambodian resident, an admission pass, often called Angkor Pass, is required to visit the temples in Angkor Archaeological Park. The Angkor Pass is also valid for some other monuments in the Siem Reap area, like Phnom Krom, Wat Athvea, Kbal Spean, Beng Mealea and the Roluos Group.
Where to Buy the Angkor Pass?
The Angkor Pass can be purchased at the official ticket center, located 4 km away from Siem Reap town and open from 4.30am to 5.30pm every day.
The entrance ticket can be paid in cash (US Dollars, Cambodian Riel, Thai Bath, Euro) or by credit card (Discover, Visa, Mastercard, Union Pay, JCB, Diners Club). An on-site ATM is available to withdraw cash.
You can’t purchase your entrance ticket upfront. Entrance tickets for a one-day visit are issued up to 5pm, tickets issued after 5pm are valid for the next day.
The Angkor Ticket Office is located on Road 60. Consult this Google Map for the exact location. When you book a taxi or tuk tuk driver for the day, he will bring you to the ticket office before entering the park.
Since 2019, it is also possible to purchase an Angkor Pass online. Once paid by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Union Pay, JCB) , a valid ticket can be downloaded immediately, which can be shown in digital or printed form at any checkpoint within the Angkor Park.
The entrance fee to the Angkor Archaeological Park depends on the type of admission pass that you choose. There are 3 types of passes available:
- 1-day pass – US$ 37;
- 3-day pass – US$ 62;
- 7-day pass – US$ 72;
The 3-day pass is valid for 10 days from the issue date, the 7-day pass is valid for 1 month from the issue date. So with both of these passes it’s not necessary to plan your visits on consecutive days.
Good to know is that the entrance fee includes a US$ 2 contribution to the Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospital fund.
Most of the temples in the park can be visited from 7.30am – 5.30pm, but there are exceptions:
- Angkor Wat and Srah Srang can be visited from 5am – 5.30pm, to make it possible for visitors to witness the sunrise;
- Phnom Bakheng and Pre Rup can be visited from 5am – 7pm, to make it possible for visitors to witness both the sunrise and sunset;
Good to Know
- Admission passes are not refundable.
- Passes bought online can be use as soft copy (photo on smartphone).
- Admission passes are not transferable. The pass owner’s name and photo are printed on the ticket.
- Children under 12 years old are not required to purchase an entrance ticket. A passport needs to be shown as proof.
- The admission fee does not include special permits for commercial picture taking or film shooting.
- Do not hesitate to have a Angkor Wat Tour Guide. It change your perspective.
- The admission fee is non-negotiable. There are no discounts for groups.
- Phnom Kulen National Park cannot be visited with an Angkor Pass. It requires a separate admission pass.
- Koh Ker temples also require a separate admission pass, which costs US$ 10.