About Angkor Thom

The city was built during the 12th century and is known for its temples and southern towering gate. It is walled from all sides with a number of temples. It was the last and most enduring capital city of Cambodia. It has 2,016 faces smiling at the visitors made of sandstone and laterite. There are detailed carvings on the walls depicting the ancient times when rituals were practiced. The visit to Angkor Tham is memorable with beautiful natural surroundings, lush green trees, and colorful butterflies flying all around. The holy chanting of monks makes the for a serene atmosphere. It is a must visit in a tour of Siem Reap.

Must See

  • Towering South gate
  • Beautiful entrance
  • Terrace of elephants
  • Leper King and elephant rides

How to reach

It 11 km from the city center. One can hire taxis, motorbikes, bicycles, tuk-tuks or tour buses.  Metro and local train services are not available in Siem Reap. Local buses stop only at their stations so tourists can book tour buses for 1-day tours or as suitable. Taxis can be hired for a full day at the cost of $ 30 for a full day for 2 people. Tuk-tuks can be hired for a full day at the cost of $13 to $16 and can accommodate 4 people. Motorbikes cost for a full day range $3 to $10 and are easily available across the city.



  • Visit early in the morning to avoid crowds and waiting.
  • Photography is allowed and memorable photos can be shot with the stone faces to cherish for a long time.
  • Wear comfortable shoes, a lot of walking is required.
  • Travel with water bottles, hats, and sunscreen to escape from the heat.
  • Wear respectful clothes covering the shoulders, chest, and knees, it is a holy place.
  • Maintain a respectful behavior in the temple area.

Visit Time

Sunday:       7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Monday:       7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday:      7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Thursday:    7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Friday:         7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Saturday:    7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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Entrance Fee


There is no separate fee for Angkor Thom. It is included in the Angkor Pass.
The tourist pass for one-day is $ 37, for three-day pass it varies between $40 and $62 and for a seven-day pass it varies between $60 and $72.

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