Angkor Wat entry ticket counters, Siem Reap

FAQs About Angkor Wat (Entry Ticket)

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First things first, you need to sort out your entry tickets or entry pass requirements for a smooth, tension-free visit to Angkor Wat. In this blog, we address all your queries regarding entry tickets and passes to Angkor Wat and make sure that the only thing you focus on is how to reapply your sunscreen and get the most out of this historical, stunning monument. 

Angkor Wat Entry Tickets – Top 10 FAQs

1. Where to buy Angkor Wat entry tickets?

Entry tickets to Angkor Wat can be bought online or offline by visiting the Angkor Park Pass Ticket Counter. This is situated 4 Km from the city center. You cannot purchase the tickets at any of the temple’s entrances. Make note that the tickets purchased from any third parties are not valid. The ticket counter office is open from 5 AM to 5:30 PM daily. The entry tickets issued after 4:45 PM are valid for the next day. So, the early bird catches the worm, and in this case, the view of the monument. 

There are more than thirty counters at the ticket point, making it easy to get your pickets. The process is very simple and takes only a few minutes of your time. While visiting the ticket counter, follow the dress code and cover your shoulders and knees.

Did you know? In Cambodia, USD is widely accepted as a valid form of payment in many places, even in small retail shops. The ATMs also have an option to withdraw US Dollars.

2. Is a passport mandatory to buy a ticket to Angkor Wat?

You don’t need to bring a passport or a passport-size photo when buying Angkor Wat tickets, whether online or in person. Just head to any ticket counter, where they’ll take a photo of you. Once you’ve paid, they’ll issue your ticket with your photo printed on it.

When applying online, capture a recent picture with your mobile device rather than scanning an image. Ensure the photo is recent, as outdated ones may result in entry denial if they don’t match your current appearance.

3. Are card payments accepted while purchasing tickets?

Payment for the tickets can be made using either cash or a card. Various currencies, including USD, Euro, Cambodian Riel, and Thai Baht, are accepted. Accepted card types include MasterCard, Visa, Discover, Union Pay, JCB, Diner’s Club, WeChat Pay, and Alipay. Additionally, ATMs are available nearby for cash withdrawals if needed.

4. How much is the entry fee for Angkor Wat?

Angkor Wat pass ticket counter, Siem Reap
  • 1-day pass – $37, valid for one day for the next 7 days from the date of purchase
  • 3-day pass – $62, valid for 3 non-consecutive days for 10 days
  • 7-day pass – $72, valid for 7 non-consecutive days for 30 days
  • A ticket is not required for children born after 22-Feb-2012. However, you must always carry a passport as proof of identity for the child since the tickets are not issued for them.

Here are a few other things you should know about the tickets.

  • The ticket price includes a $2 mandatory contribution to the Katha Bopha Children’s Hospital Fund.
  • No discounts for tickets purchased in the group.
  • If the ticket is lost or damaged (torn or wet) and the date and photograph cannot be read, you’ll have to buy a new one.
  • Keep your ticket with you until you have completed the visit.
  • Only the purchased ticket is needed to visit the temples of Angkor Wat. Adults need not carry their passports. However, a passport must always be carried as proof of identity for children since tickets are not issued for them.

5. Which Angkor Wat Pass is the Best?

Many tourists opt for the 3-day pass, which we found to be the ideal choice. We advise against the 1-day pass as it may not provide enough time to explore beyond Angkor Wat. For those interested in history and art, the 7-day pass is a great option if you prefer a more leisurely pace. Check out our guide to discover the must-see temples in Angkor Park.

6. Do I need to print the ticket if purchased online?

You don’t have to. The Angkor Wat tickets come with a QR code, which is scanned at all entrances. 

7. Is the ticket valid for all the temples in Angkor Archaeological Sites?

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The Angkor Wat pass lets you explore all the sites within Angkor Park, but it doesn’t cover Koh Ker Temple ($15, 111 Km away) and Kulen Mountain ($20, 56 Km away). You’ll need to buy separate tickets for those spots at their entrances on the same day you visit.

8. Can I extend my existing ticket?

Once purchased, tickets cannot be extended or refunded. They are strictly non-transferable. Visitors caught without a valid ticket or using a fraudulent one will face fines and potential legal action, including law enforcement involvement.

9. What is Angkor Wat’s special pass?

The special pass is for foreigners residing in Cambodia for over 2 years. Free entry applies to foreigners with Cambodian citizenship or those with Cambodian parentage. Further details are provided below.

  • Cambodian foreigners by birth or with Cambodian parents are exempt from entry fees with a ‘K’ type visa. 
  • Cambodian citizens must present their national ID for fee exemption. 
  • Foreigners who have lived in Cambodia for over two years can apply for a free visitor pass online or at the Angkor Pass ticket counter. The required documents include a copy of their passport, a Cambodian residence visa, and a recent colored photograph (4*6).

10. Why is Angkor Wat so expensive?

Angkor Wat isn’t just one monument; it’s a whole group of them. Opting for a single entry fee instead of paying each site separately might seem like a big expense, but it’s worth it. That fee supports the hard work of thousands of people who maintain and preserve these ancient sites, ensuring visitors have a beautiful experience. It is so worth every penny of the entry fee that you pay.

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