How Many Days are Enough for Angkor Wat, One or Three?

How Many Days are Enough for Angkor Wat, One or Three? And also rent a scooter ourselves or take a tuk-tuk? Well I’d definitely go for three but it’s so pricey and the weather is gonna be stern so I’m not sure if it’s worth it. Is it true that if I buy a ticket after 5 pm I can use the ENTIRE next day or only for next morning sunrise?

Question Geography | Location: Angkor Wat | City: Angkor | Country: Cambodia
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    No, it’s true that if you buy it in the evening you get the sunset that evening for free. Going for sunrise the next morning would use a day ticket.

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      Huh? So I buy it after 5 pm for the next day and get the sunset for free?

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        I hear you on the price but, temples and Tuk Tuk for three days how much 140- 150 U.S. You can see the Angkor set of temples and Rolous set in two and a half days and still have Your Tuk Tuk for half day. The Rolous are in the countryside and you get to see how small town and farm country look close up. Culture. Or you can use that half day to take a boat out to the Tonle Sap lake and see the sites there. Boat extra but your driver can drop you off and pick you up at a reasonable hour. The Pyramids, Great Wall of China and The Machu Picchu all cost big money. If there are two of you, then $80 dollars each. Not bad for three days. Invest in your experience ????

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    Depends if you can ride a scooter, if you can it’s definitely the worth it. Depends completely on if you want to rush through or relax and take your time. Also, start at 5 am and go to the back entrance of Angkor Wat. 3 days was a good choice for us as we didn’t have to hurry anywhere. Did the inner circuit first day, outer second, then revisited our favorites on the 3rd day.

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    Three if you’re into history, art, architecture, the atmosphere of being in old and ancient places. One day? Why bother going to Siem Reap at all. Check out the Rolous group of temples to the south-east of Siem. Don’t let anyone tell you all Wats – temples are the same. They all have their own character and story.

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    I stayed at the firefly guesthouse and they rented me a bike for free (you can also pay more for an upgraded bike). We did the 3-day pass. Biking is so easy. Flat surface. Just make sure you leave early to beat the heat. Also, I highly recommend Firefly guesthouse in Siem Reap, the German owners were so sweet.

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    I spent 5 days there. Plenty of temples to see and soak in the atmosphere. Get your own bike. I recommend an e-bike. You can’t rent scooters in Siem Reap. Of course, if you’re there just to take some selfies then a day is enough. To each their own.

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    One day is definitely not enough, as time flies by really fast and you will have to rush through the temples to see them all. There’s a lot of temples in the Angkor area – big and small. But, three days may be a bit too much. I know I’ve spent the third day basically riding around and visiting Angkor Wat again since you really don’t want to visit each and every small temple in the area. It can get a bit monotonous, yes. Honestly, I can’t remember if there’s a two-day pass, but if there is one, get that one. 🙂

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      There is a one-Day for 37$ and an up to three Day for 62$. Nothing in between.

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        Oh, well, then take a three days pass and see if you will be up for visiting the temples on the third day or not. You might feel you wasted some cash, but oh well. 😀

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    Depends what you want out of it. If you want to see the main ‘must see’ tourist guide temples just to say you have, you could probably rush around and see half of them in a day, but remember, its a 400sq km park, so if you actually want to properly see a good amount of it, I’d say you need at least a week!

    One or three days though? Three. First day and last day, take a rest in the middle. It gets very hot, and it’s a very large place. A rest in between may help you enjoy it more.

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    It all depends on how deep you want to go. If you have only a superficial interest in the temples and are visiting just for the sake of ticking Angkor Wat off your Southeast Asia bucket list, you will probably be “templed out” after one full day exploring the sites.  I did for 2 days. I recommend you to hire Tuk tuk to temple called Beng Mealea. It’s one of the mysterious temples in Siem Reap which isn’t included in the Angkor ticket… but it’s only $5. That was by far my highlight!

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    One!! Angkor Wat is AMAZING but you’ll probably get bored at the same place for 3 continuous days!

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      So everyone keeps on saying that Angkor Wat is so ‘diverse’ and has so many different areas…is that not true? Tbh, I don’t even know what I want… if I’m a history lover or just a main sight person haha

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      Yes yes, it’s huge and there’s so much to see and it’s just amazingly beautiful! But at the end of the day although its so big, all of the temples in Angkor Wat are more or less “similar”. So after a day we all basically had enough of it (to be honest we got tired by 11 am as we were there since sunrise). We went to Ta Prohm, Bayon (our top 2 choices after Angkor Wat itself), Ta Keo and Banteay Kdei. We also told the tuk-tuk driver to start the route the other way round to avoid a lot of people.

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    I did in 2 days, even went to those small ones. Most people won’t visit those small ones. For me & my friends, 2 days was enough. The first day we don’t even go early morning. But I read that there is only 1 day, 3 days and 7 days pass available now… it changed since February ( also the price increased).

    Get 3 Days because this ticket is valid for 7 days from the date of purchase. You can choose which three days you wish to visit the Angkor temples on.

    Buy your ticket in the evening after 5 pm. From this time, onwards your ticket will be valid for the next day. On the same evening, you can also watch the sunset at Angkor Park for free. Phnom Bakheng, however, you will probably not manage, as it is very crowded there. But you can watch the sunset at the Srah Srang Lake, where it will be much more tranquil.

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    I suggest you also slot a visit to Being Melea into your timetable as it is far from Angkor Park – but well worth the trip – if Temples are of interest to you. Go early – even though it is less touristy – some groups have found their way there. Cost is $5. And the Roluos Group – very interesting as it pre-dates Angkor Wat Temples. (you need a Temple Pass to go here) it is in a different location too. Beng Melea was one of my favorites. I loved Koh Ker complex as well and I was pretty much the only tourist there.

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    The annoying thing is that you can’t use the three days ticket attached but you have to go there in separate days… from what I know.. so if you are really interested and also have time do the 3 days otherwise 1 day will be enough.. also I heard that if you buy the ticket around 5 pm if I remember well you have the entrance also for the next day so it’ll be a bit more of a day! Hope it’s useful! Enjoy the temples ????

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      That’s the point of 3-day ticket to come on 3 different days.

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        Yes but you can’t go there, for instance, today, tomorrow and the day after it need at least a day in the middle of them.. that is fine if you have time but sometimes it’s not convenient that’s all.

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          That’s not true. You can go for 3 days in a row or however, you want. You just need to use it within 7 days.

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