Angkor Wat Entry Ticket (Temple pass)
The Angkor Archaeological Park is home to the world-famous Angkor Wat temple and it’s the reason why millions of people visit Siem Reap each year. For more information about the park, please read our page about the Angkor Park which contains a helpful guide to help you get the most out of your visit to the temples.
To visit Angkor Wat, you will need an entry ticket, also known as a “Temple Pass”.
Do You Need a Ticket?
If you’re coming to Angkor Zipline, you only need a ticket if you’re making your own way to us. If you’re using one of our transport options, you don’t need a ticket to enter the park.
However, if you’re taking one of our tours which include visits to the temples, such as our Ride & Glide tour, you will need to get a ticket.
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Understanding the Angkor Temple Pass System
The Angkor Park Temple Pass system is the official ticketing method for visiting the Angkor Archaeological Park, which includes the iconic Angkor Wat, as well as other temples and historical sites within the park’s sprawling grounds.
The tickets are managed by Angkor Enterprise and the system is designed to streamline entry and ensure conservation efforts are funded through visitor contributions.
The passes, which are required for entrance, are checked at various points within the park, and visitors must always keep them on hand during their visit. If you lose your ticket or are found without an entrance ticket, you could be subject to a fine and be prosecuted.
All tickets will require a photo and your photo is printed on the pass.
There are three types of passes which are commonly used for most tourists:
- 1-Day Pass ($37) – This ticket allows a full day’s entry to the park and all its sites and it’s perfect for those who only want to see the main temples such as Angkor Wat, Bayon and Ta Prohm.
- 3-Day Pass ($62) – This pass is valid to use on any 3 days over a period of 10 days from the date of purchase. It allows for more flexibility and is great for visitors who want to spend more time exploring the temple complex.
- 7-Day Pass ($72) – You can visit the park on any 7 days over a period of 30 days from the date of purchase. If you’re coming to get immersed in the temples and want to spend even more time exploring everything the park has to offer, this is a good option for you.
Children under 12 are exempt from needing an entrance ticket, but they may be required to verify their age, especially if they are around the age where they may look to be 12 years or older.
Cambodian citizens or those whose parents are Cambodian are also exempt from paying the entrance fee, but they may need to show proof such as a “K” type visa in their passports.
There are also special passes available for those who meet specific requirements. This might be applied to students, researchers or professionals associated with cultural and archaeological work. You should contact Angkor Enterprise directly, if you think you meet these criteria.
Moreover, foreigners who have been living in Cambodia for more than 2 years are also entitled to a free special pass which is valid for one year. You can apply directly online at Angkor Enterprise, and you will need to show at least 2 years of visas that entitle you to live in Cambodia.
Purchasing Your Angkor Wat Pass
There are only two official places you can buy tickets. One is online at angkorenterprise.gov.kh and the other is at Angkor Enterprise Ticket Office.
Do not purchase tickets anywhere else except these two places as they may not be official tickets and will not be accepted.
Buying online can be quick and convenient. During the high season and peak times, there might be queues at the ticket office which you can avoid by purchasing your tickets online. Moreover, if you’re staying in Siem Reap town, the ticket office isn’t along the most direct route to the temples, you do have to take a different route to get to the temples. So, you can avoid having to add a few extra kilometres to your journey.
Location of Angkor Enterprise Ticket Office
The Angkor Ticket office is located on the Apsara Road on the corner of Street 60. If you’re planning on using a tuk tuk or taxi for your trip, all drivers will know where it is. If you decide to make your own way around the temples by bicycle, you can find the exact location of the ticket office below.
Angkor Park Entry Guidelines and Procedures
Along each of the main roads into the Angkor Park, there is a checkpoint where your ticket will be checked before allowing you to pass through. Most of these points are located as you enter the park and are clearly marked.
Once you have entered the park, there are other checkpoints along the road where you may be asked to show your pass and these usually appear along the road on the way into Angkor Thom via one of the main gates.
When you are inside the park, each temple will have security where they will check your pass before allowing you inside.
You should always keep your pass handy to quickly process through all checkpoints.
Which Angkor Pass Should You Buy?
Most visitors usually just opt for a 1-day pass as most people only stay in Siem Reap for a couple of days and a 1-day pass is usually enough. This will allow you enough time to see the main temples in the complex such as doing the small circuit tour which takes you to Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple and Ta Prohm. You can also see the sunset at either Srah Srang or Phnom Bakheng.
If you purchase your pass after 5pm, it can be used for the sunset on that day without being counted as used. You can then use it for the full day the following day.
If you want to spend a few extra days exploring some of the lesser-known temples (and there are many), you might want to opt for a 3-day pass. This will give you ample time to see all the main temples and some other temples on the Grand Circuit, such as Preah Khan, Banteay Prei, Neak Pean, Ta Som, East Mebon and others.
For those visitors which really want to explore the temples and have a lot of time on their hands, you can opt for a 7-day pass. You will have plenty of time to visit each temple in detail and get off the beaten track to some of the lesser-known temples.
Guests of Angkor Zipline do not need to purchase a ticket if they are using our transportation. If you are making your own way to Angkor Zipline or are taking one of our tours which include visits to the temples, you will need to have a valid Angkor Pass.
Can you purchase an Angkor Wat entry ticket on the day of your visit?
Yes, the ticket office opens at 5am, so this should give you enough time to get your ticket and still arrive at Angkor Wat in time for sunrise. You can also purchase your ticket up to a period of 3 days before you visit.
Are there any discounts or special rates for certain visitor categories?
No, Angkor Enterprise doesn’t offer any special discounts or rates. There are special passes available, but these are not usually suitable for tourists and are generally only for foreigners living and working in Cambodia.
What are the benefits of purchasing an Angkor Wat temple pass in advance?
If you’re planning on going early to the temple complex, then you can avoid the queues by purchasing your ticket one day before. Moreover, if you purchase your ticket after 5pm, you can enter the park and watch the sunset for free. This way, with just a one day pass you can get to experience both the sunset and the sunrise.