Angkor Wat is an iconic, sprawling temple complex in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world at 162.6 hectares.
It features intricate carvings and a wide moat.
Angkor Wat lies 5.5 kilometres north of Siem Reap, and slightly south east of the previous capital of Baphuon.
Opening Days and Hours
The temple complex is open daily from 05:00 to 17:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
- 1 Day Pass: USD 20
- 2 or 3 Days Pass: USD 40
- 1 Week Pass: USD 60
How to Get There
You can get to Angkor Wat from Siem Reap via a taxi, which takes around 15 minutes. However, if you are staying on the other side of the Siem Reap River, travel time could take up to 20 minutes.
- Group of friends
Time to Spend
Exploring the temple complex could take from 1 to 6 days.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to visit Angkor Wat is any time between November to March, when the weather is dry and mild.
You can easily find a restaurant and other food options within the temple grounds, albeit at a higher price compared to dining options in the city. Vendors and stands that offer cheap meals, fresh fruits, and juices can also be found around the temple.
- Bayon Tempe
- Banteay Srei
Accommodations near Angkor Wat include resorts and hotels such as Lotus Blanc Resort or Le Méridien Angkor, with prices ranging from USD 40 to 320 per night.
Good to Know
One tip in visiting Angkor Wat is to go before sunrise or around 05:00, as this would be the best time to explore the temples minus the tourist crowds, capture beautiful photos, and even watch a breath taking view of the rising sun over the temple complex.