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Angor Wat- 1 day pass or 3 day pass

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1. Posted by dstewart_o (Budding Member 33 posts) 10y

Im trying to work out exactly what pass i should go for. I have heard mixed reactions. I suppose if i dont have allot of time in Cambodia (8-10 days) as i also want to see Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville that i may go for the ONE day pass.

Im trying to determined if i will be ever so keen for 3 day pass or 1 day pass.

3 days is allot, is it worth the three days?

Any suggestions or experiences in the past that you did at angor wat let us know.

I also been told the sunsets are a must.

2. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 10y

I would say definatly get the three day pass. The whole site is HUGE!You'd be hard pushed to fit everything in in a day, especially if you want to catch the sunset (you have to get there early cos it gets packed). Its good to be able to take your time a bit.

For the first two days, I got my guest house to organise me a bloke to take me on a motorbike. I saw LOTS on those two days, but still had plenty of time to wander around at my own pace.

The third day I'd seen everything, but I still wanted to go back, and see my favourites, including the one with the smiley faces, and Ta Prom, the overgrown jungly one. So I hired a bike with no suspension or gears, for abour $1 and took myself off. Much hilarity when I crashed into a sign at the checkpoint. That third day was the best!

Another thing you should do....visit the Landmine Museum. Just before the temple checkpoint there is a turning which takes you down a bumpy lane and through a village, (your guidebook will tell you). This bloke was forced to plant landmines when he was just a boy by the Khmer Rouge, and now he goes around with just a stick, getting rid of them for the villages. The tiny museum, in a garden, tells you loads about it, and they take in loads of children who have lost limbs etc, and they are looked after and educated. Its a really good place.

The market in Siem Reap is good too.

So yes, three days. And remember you need a photo for the pass.

Only need a couple of days in Phnom Penh, and Sihanoukville is nowt special (especially if you are going to Thailand too). Also, the travelling between all three doesn't take very long.

3. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 10y

and FYI: the entrance charge for Angkor is standardized as below:

1 day - USD20
3 days - USD40
1 week - USD60

TUk-tuk driver is around USD10-12 per day and if you rent a motorbike, that will be USD1 per head.

Do not expect to walk around the site, IT'S HUGE!!!Unless we go for a considerably long and detail research on the site.

4. Posted by loubylou (Travel Guru 664 posts) 10y

I would definitely say to get the 3-day pass, as Clarabell says the site is huge. We got a 3-day pass last year and were pleased that we did. Nothing prepares you for when you see Angkor Wat for the first time. With a 3-day pass you can look around at your leisure and see the sunset.

5. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 10y

Quoting loubylou

I would definitely say to get the 3-day pass, as Clarabell says the site is huge. We got a 3-day pass last year and were pleased that we did. Nothing prepares you for when you see Angkor Wat for the first time. With a 3-day pass you can look around at your leisure and see the sunset.

This is what I heard from all the coming-back friends. Oh right, like Mike's say: just eat the bullets and take the 3 days pass! Here I come, le cambodge!;)

6. Posted by TomK (Full Member 66 posts) 10y

Definately the 3 day pass!
Just been there and spent to days around the temples and then on the first one just popped back to a couple of our favourites and watched the sunset.

7. Posted by klangeluk (Full Member 146 posts) 10y

i took a day pass definitely wasn't enough. loved, loved the sunrise from on top of Phnom Krom temple..

8. Posted by synclx (Budding Member 7 posts) 10y

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TUk-tuk driver is around USD10-12 per day and if you rent a motorbike, that will be USD1 per head.

sorry, renting a motorbike mean u drive or there would be a driver? and wasn't it only got 1 seat? then how to charged by heads?

9. Posted by loubylou (Travel Guru 664 posts) 10y

tuk tuks in Cambodia are more commonly known as moto drivers. It's bascially a carriage attached to a motorbike. The passengers sit in the back (it only seats two people) and the driver drives you around everywhere.

Motorbikes I presume you would have a driver, my boyfriend and I have both fit on the back of one motorbike before (with a driver too!). I suppose if you were happy to drive yourself you could find somewhere to hire a motorbike, but the roads in Cambodia are a bit dodgy!