When planning to visit Angkor Wat in one day, one of the biggest decisions you’ll have to make is how you want to get around on that day. Angkor is huge and walking from one temple to the next really isn’t feasible. You’ll do plenty of walking at each of the temples, not to mention you’ll be climbing countless stairs.
What is the best way to get to Angkor Wat?
To get to Angkor Wat, you’ll need to arrive in Siem Reap (by bus, train, or flight), find accommodation, and get an early start on the ruins the following day. The main Angkor Wat site is close enough to Siem Reap to reach by bicycle.
How much is a tuk-tuk to Angkor Wat?
A day’s hire of a tuk-tuk from the town around the major temples at Angkor Wat and back should cost around $15-25 USD. For a guided day, expect to pay closer to $25 USD. Be sure to find some friends to share the ride so your costs are lowered.
What is the best time to visit Angkor Wat?
The best time to visit Angkor Wat in terms of weather is in the dry season from early December until March: You experience pleasant temps and the least rainfall. Temperatures hover around 30°C (86°F). However, it is also the busiest time. A much quieter period is the rainy season from May to October.
Why is Angkor Wat so expensive?
The whole Angkor Wat experience is expensive due to cost of entry into the complex, and transportation, and 3) food. That said, hotels and transportation in and out of Siem Reap is reasonable. First, Angkor Wat is managed by Sokimex, a private company founded by an ethnic Vietnamese-Cambodian, beginning in 1990.
Is Angkor Wat free?
For Cambodians, a visit to the Angkor temples is still free, which is very good! Period of validity for Angkor Passes: Practical: With a 3 or 7-day pass, the viewing days do not have to immediately follow on from each other. 1 Day: This ticket is valid only on the day of purchase.