By Courtney Ridgel
As we’ve blogged about before, the ticket prices at Angkor Wat have increased this year, to ensure that Cambodia has the funds to preserve and protect the Angkor Complex.
Along with the new prices, comes a new (and much larger) ticketing office to accommodate the ever-increasing numbers of visitors that Angkor Wat receives each year. All foreigners are required to purchase a pass to visit the Angkor Temple Complex (or drive through on your way to something else). Khmer people are free to come and go from the Complex as they please.
On a Journeys Within tour, your guide will take you to the Angkor Temples Ticket Booth before beginning your touring.
You’ll pull up and park, and your guide will escort you to the ticket counter, where you’ll join the queue. Be sure to read the information about the Angkor Complex Code of Conduct to make sure that you understand the regulations and expectations at these sacred monuments.
When it is your turn, you’ll need to pose for a photo. Hats are ok, but you’ll need to remove your sunglasses.
After you guide pays for your tickets, he’ll hand it over to you. Be sure not to lose it as you tour as you’ll have to show it at various checkpoints!
From here you’ll head out for an exciting day at the temples!