What can you expect:
A temple complex that is very rightly on the Unesco World Heritage List is the Angkor Wat in Cambodia. This is the largest religious monument in the world, and its beauty and condition is unmatched. Angkor Wat was built in the first half of the 12th century. Its estimated construction time is thirty years, by King Suryavarman II who dedicated it to the Hindu god Vishnu. What is the Khmer name for ‘temple’, and this was probably added to’ Angkor’ when it became a Buddhist temple in the 16th century. It is believed to have been a mortuary temple for King Suryavarman II. It explains its orientation to the west, which symbolizes the setting sun and death.
The Angkor Pass can only 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. Tickets purchased from hotels, tour companies and other third parties are not valid. It’s not possible to purchase an Angkor Pass online.
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, the mentioned prices are effective from February 1st, 2017.
1-day pass – US$ 37;
3-day pass – US$ 62;
7-day pass – US$ 72;
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
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;