There’s no question, Angkor Wat is marvelously beautiful that will absolutely leave you speechless and stunned in just a second once encountered! Millions of people fly over Cambodia just to witness the beauty of its temples- will you want to be one of them?
Well, I am one of them 🙂 I personally can say, without a doubt, that Angkor Wat is more than worthy to be visited. Stretching over approximately 400 square km which consists of hundreds of stunning and inspiring temples, this place is a miracle.
Pre Travel Guide
How to get to Siem Reap, Cambodia?
- By Plane: There are several airlines that offer flights to/from Siem Reap (Check: Skyscanner for flight comparisons)
- Taking he Indochina Backpacking Trip: There are buses available from Bangkok that transports directly to Siem Reap (Read More:
Do we need Visa for this country?
For Philippine Passport holders, we don’t have to apply for any visa to Cambodia. Yeay!
Where to stay?
Accommodations in Siem Reap are pretty cheap, in fact you can even score a hostel for only 150 PHP a day! Check out these direct links for Accommodation Choices:
As for us, we stayed in Oasis Capsules, which is just a few blocks away the famous Pub Street.
How to get Cambodian Riel currency?
You don’t need to exchange your money to Cambodian Riel. Siem Reap accepts US Dollars (USD.)
Angkor Wat Guide
Pre Travel Guide:
How to get around Angkor Wat?
Easy. All you have to do is hire a tuktuk driver. There are A LOT of tuktuks around Siem Reap and it’ll be impossible if you can’t find one. These tuktuk rides are up for a whole day rent around Angkor Wat. Usual fare is 13 USD per tuktuk- which covers a whole day tour around the recognized temples of the park.
If you’re a solo traveler, I recommend you to find someone you can share the tuktuk with to lessen the cost.
|Mini Tour ( Angkor Wat, Bayon, etc..)||13 $|
|Grand Tour (Neak Poan, Preah Khan, etc..)||15 $|
|Grand Tour & Banteay Srei||22 $|
Entrance Fees of the Park:
|Duration of Ticket||Entrance Fees|
|1 Day||37 $|
|3 Days||62 $|
|7 Days||72 $|
Do I have to get a Tour Guide?
Personally, I really highly suggest that you get your own tour guide. Tuktuk drivers can be one, by the way. Well, the park is very huge and you don’t want to waste your time locating the temples that you want to visit, right? Tour guides have more knowledge of getting around the park, thus it will totally save you time if you hire one!
Angkor Wat Park has a lot of significant archaeological sites- which is approximately over 1000 Temples- all has its unique beauty and worth. Not a day is actually enough for you to visit all these. If you’re like us, who only have a day to explore the park, I highly recommend you to do the Mini Tour which covers the most recognized ones!
Other Places to Visit:
Staying in Siem Reap for more than a day? Check out the other places / activities you can try to make your stay more memorable!
- Siem Reap Night Life: Pub Street
- Phnom Kulen: Waterfalls and Giant Buddha
- Siem Reap Countryside
- Food trip in Siem Reap