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Hours & Admission

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 purchase your entrance ticket upfront only via online purchase. 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.

Entrance Fees

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.

Visiting Hours

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 can be visited from 5am – 5.30pm, to make it possible for visitors to witness both the sunrise and sunset;
  • Pre Rup can be visited from 7am – 5.30pm

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.
  • There is no “Angkor Elderly Pass” available for visitors to the Angkor Archaeological Park. The park offers standard passes that apply to all visitors, regardless of age.
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  1. Hi, my daughter just turned 12 years old. Her date of birth is in may 2005. Can she be considered as a free visitor or must I buy an adult ticket for her? Thanks.

    • Unfortunately, I think she will be considered as an adult visitor if she turned 12 earlier this month. But it’s best to double check this with the official ticket center.

    • Good question! DSLR’s are allowed, but unfortunately you’ll need a license to fly your drone in Angkor Archaeological Park. From what we’ve heard it’s very difficult / expensive to obtain a drone license.

  2. I’m from Cambodia and married with a Norwegian. She has my last name. Also all of my children.
    Are they required to buy entrance?

    • Hi, there’s too many to list them all, but all the temples in Angkor Archaeological Park, including Banteay Srei. You can also visit some temples outside of the park with the Angkor Pass, like Wat Athvea, Phnom Krom and the Roluos Group.

  3. My wife and I will be staying in Siem Reap for 10 nights in November/ December 2018 and intend to buy a 7 day Angkor Wat Admission pass. Can someone please tell me:
    Can I buy the 7 day pass the day before I first want to visit the temples or does the day we buy the pass have to be our first days visit?
    Do I have to go back to the ticket office each day to get the ticket validated for that day or are they validated for each day when one enters a temple?
    The ticket office looks large with many paying counters. Is the a particular counter to buy a 7 day ticket? If so can you tell me the number of the counter I need to head for?
    Thanks for your help

    • Hi, I think it’s possible to buy the pass up front, but there’s really no need. It shouldn’t take more than 5 to 10 minutes to purchase the pass, especially the 7 day pass, which is available from a different counter than the 1 day pass (the most popular one). I don’t know the counter number, but it’s very easy to find as there will be a sign saying “7 day pass” with the price in USD. Once purchased, there’s no need to go back to the ticket office. Your pass will be validated at the check point every time you enter the park (and at most major temples).

  4. I seem to recall there was a temple that our children (5yo & 9yo) were not permitted to enter/climb with us. I know they are restricted in the upper levels of Angkor Wat, but this was another one. Can you confirm which temple this is?

  5. I’ll arrived at SR at 22:45 and with have only the next day to see the temples. Can I purchase in the morning for the same day a pass for a single day?
    Not sure what I read here:
    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.

  6. Hi, I have a question about 1-day pass. I’ve heard it’s possible to buy it online? And, is it possible to re-enter Angkor within the same day – ie, first we visit Angkor early morning (6am-12am), then go to the hotel, and return to Angkor 2-6pm?

    • Hi, it’s not yet possible to buy your tickets online. Angkor Enterprise is currently working on an online system, which should be ready later this year. At the moment, you can only buy your tickets at the Angkor Ticket Office, upon entering the park. You can either pay in cash or with credit card. As for your second question, yes, it’s possible to visit some temples, leave the park and return afterwards. Your ticket is valid for the whole day. Have a great trip!

  7. Hi, I have a question regarding one day ticket. I’m going to have a very limited time to see Angkor, I will be at the ticket center one day at 5pm an I have time to visit up do 1pm next day. I would like to use bike to see at least a part of the temples. If I would buy one day ticket after 5pm of the first day would it let me to use it at the same day till the dawn and at the next day from the morning till 1pm?
    Thanks in advance for you help

    • Hi Lukasz, yes you can enter the park after 5pm with a valid ticket for the next day. But it’s important to know that (with the exception of Pre Rup and Phnom Bakheng), most temples close at 5.30pm. This is strictly enforced at Angkor Wat, at other temples the security is usually more flexible.

  8. I’m a Foreign student in Cambodia and I have student ID from my Uni. Am I still required to buy an entrance?

  9. Hi. I have a question about the 3 day pass, can I buy it a day in advance? And if I buy it after 5pm the previous day can I also enter the park on the same day when the ticket was bought to see the sunset (as with the 1 day admission ticket?). Thank you for your help

  10. Hi. Can someone please tell me if Angkor Wat complex is open on 27th September 2019? Are there any days in the period 21st September to 30th September where Angkor Wat is closed or restricted to tourists?
    Thanks. Michele

    • Hi Michele, Angkor Archaeological Park will be open as usual during the Pchum Ben holidays. It’s actually a nice time to visit Siem Reap, as there will be a lot of activity at the pagodas with local people making offerings for their ancestors.

  11. You stated that we can go in at Angkor Wat at 5pm with passes for the next day. you also said the angkor wat strictly closes at 5:30 pm. When you say it closes, do you mean that everyone in the angkor wat should leave or they just stop letting people in at 5:30 pm (where the people inside can stay till 6pm or whenever the sunset is)?

    • Yes, from 5.30pm visitors can not enter the temple grounds anymore. The security staff will also request the people inside to leave. This can take a while, so usually it’s still possible to stay until 6pm. The best sunset spots at Angkor Wat are outside the temple walls. So there’s not really an issue to witness the sunset.

  12. Hi, I bought the 3 day pass two days ago. But I now realize that I need more than three days to see the temples. Can I extend the three day pass to seven days by paying the surplus of 10 dollars? I would not like to buy a second three day pass because this would be too expensive. Kind regards

  13. Hi,
    I am planning to visit in first week of November with my mother who is on wheelchair and a 6 months baby. Is the Park friendly for people on wheel chair. Does park also provide wheel chair service. If so – is it charged. With my group age range in mind. What all places can you suggest that we can visit in a day.
    Thanks

    • Dear Ankit. The park is really not easy to access if you are on a wheelchair. You can always have a look from the main roads, but as those are old temples build on dirt road, you won’t be able to go in.

  14. I would like to be clear. May I visit Angkor Wat at 5:00 AM on 1 January 2020 for sunrise?
    Thanks in advance for your information.

  15. Hi !
    I am planning to visit Angkor Wat from 12, May to 14, May but there are cycling races programmed by the SEA Games at the same period.
    Do you know if it would be possible to visit the temples as usual ?
    Thank You !

  16. Hi,

    I’m planning to visit Angkor Wat on the 29th-31st March, 2024 which will be during the Easter holiday. Will the Archeological park be open as normal? Is it possible to visit the full site during those days or would it be better to reschedule the trip?

    Thank you!

  17. Visiting Siem reap 25/10/23 – 31/10/23. Does the 3day pass, all days have to be in a row. Or can I spread them out. So two days visit. One day off and then the final day of the 3day pass??

  18. I will visit Siem Reap 28/09/23 – 01/10/23.
    I would like to visit Angkor Wat on September 28th and 29th.
    I plan to take the ticket for 3 days
    Can I buy a ticket online today (September 16)?
    (I am confused by the fact that it says the 3-day pass is valid for 10 days from the issue date.
    Is it valid for 10 days from the day of issue – today 16th – or 10 days from the day I write that I want to visit Angkor – 28th

  19. Hi, is it easier to get the 3 day pass at the counter or shall I buy them online ?

    How long does it normally take so I dnt end up wasting time queuing

    • As we understand, you do not require a temple pass. Runners will receive a pass from the Marathon Committee on the date of race pack collection at Courtyard by Marriott Siem Reap Resort at 1st or 2nd of December 2023. This pass permits free entrance to Angkor Archaeological Park to explore the running course from 1st to 3d of December 2023, but doesn’t allow you to visit inside the temples.

  20. Hi, I saw somewhere that Angkor wat closed tomorrow 23/11/2023 due to a special holiday. Is that so?? Or it never closes? So what is the schedule?
    Thank you.

  21. I have a question. Is there any specific reason why there are no additional discounts granted for : 1) Students – 2) Senior citizens +60 – 3) Tour groups – 4) Disabled travellers ?

    • Hi John, best to address this question at the Apsara National Authority, which manages the park and entrance fees. We are just a website by and for people who love Siem Reap and Angkor Archaeological Park. 🙂

    • Hi, there is a 7 day pass which stays valid for 1 month. 7 days is a lot of time to explore the Angkor temples. If you still want to explore more historical sites, we highly recommend Phnom Kulen and Koh Ker. Both require a separate entrance ticket and are a bit further away from Siem Reap, but are well worth it!

  22. Hi,

    I visited AW many years ago, 15 maybe. I remember there was a ‘water temple’, which was a river going over some carvings. There were thousands of butterflies as well. I’m going back with my ma in Jan. Any ideas which temple this is.

  23. We visited Banteay Srei in mid-December 2023 and was charged $10/adult at the entrance from the ticket checker. We thought it was included with the Angkor Pass?

    • Hi, yes. Banteay Srei temple is definitely included in the Angkor Pass. I don’t know exactly what happened, but if you had a valid pass and were charged 10$, I can only think you were scammed.

  24. Hello! We are looking to see Ankor Wat on April 13, 2024 through a tour. Will Ankor Wat be open during this time as this day is the start of the Khmer New Year?

  25. Hi, we will be flying in early morning to Siem Reap, and I wanted to see temples the same day. However I don’t want to buy the pass ahead of time incase our flight is delayed. Do you think there are any issues with buying the pass online when we land at the airport? and head to the temples right away. Also is there any luggage storage near the temple? Thanks a lot!

  26. Good day,
    As I understand it, visiting Beng Mealea is included in the one day pass. Does it mean I have to visit Angkor Wat and Beng Mealea the same day? (I think it’s a bit much 😅)
    Thank you

  27. My wife and I were born in Cambodia and our daughter was born in US. We all carried US Passport, do we need to purchase tickets or are we considered khmer and entered the park for free?

    • Hi, if you have a Khmer birth certificate, you can apply for a K-visa. In this case you can enter the country and the Angkor park for free. For your daughter it may be more difficult. I’d recommend that you contact the Cambodian embassy in your country to see what’s possible.

  28. I have three day pass, 2 days used; I’d like to run round the perimeter early morning, and return in the vening to watch the sunset – can I have multiple entries on the same day?

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