In today’s world, it is certainly a favorite option for many people to buy a ticket for visiting the Angkor temples not only at the counter but also online. Normally you have to get up early and wait in the queue (at least if you want to buy a 1 day pass for Angkor). Somehow a bit suboptimal when sunrise is approaching. Ok, at the counters for the 3 and 7 day pass it’s noticeably easier, but I suppose getting the ticket online would really be a nice option.
Announcement in the Phnom Penh Post
According to an article in the Phnom Penh Post in early March 2016, there was an announcement by the Cambodian finance minister that there would be an online ticket system in the future. However, the system would have to work properly so that there would be no trouble with tourists. He said it is of immense importance not to endanger Angkor’s reputation. An understandable aspect.
If you look at the website of the Apsara Authority today, after a period of more than 2 years of announcement, the implementation of the project is still in progress.
Source: Apsara Authority
The good news: There is an option to buy your ticket online now.
Buy your Angkor ticket online at TripAdvisor
Officially I haven’t seen anything so far that you can buy the ticket for visiting the Angkor temples online. So I was even more surprised when I recently came across a page at TripAdvisor that offers exactly this with an Angkor Wat Admission Ticket*. Seems to be a kind of soft opening for online tickets :-D There are no other online options.
The service is offered by Green Era Travel, a tour operator based in Siem Reap. According to reviews – the first one is from October 2018 – it seems that everything is going fine. But compared to the prices at the Angkor-Enterprise counter, the passports cost a heap more. Here’s the comparison between the counter and the online ticket.
|1 Day*||37 $||from $ 59|
|3 Days**||62 $||from $ 90|
|7 Days***||72$||from $ 103|
*valid on the day of purchase
**valid for 10 days from date of purchase – 3 days of choice to visit the temple
***valid for one calender month from the data of purchase – 7 days of choice to visit the temple
The ordering process for your Online Angkor ticket
Ordering online passports for Angkor is simple:
- You choose the date on which you want to visit Angkor Wat and the other Angkor temples.
- You specify how many people you want to buy tickets for online.
- Depending on how often you want to visit the temples, you can choose one of the Angkor passes: 1 day, 3 days or 7 days.
- In the payment process you enter your first and last name, your date of birth and the hotel (preferably with address) where you will stay in Siem Reap.
- You can pay with credit card or Paypal.
- As soon as you have paid for the ticket, you will receive an e-mail asking you to send a copy of your passport photo.
Special Service: On the evening before you visit the Angkor temples you will get your Angkor ticket directly to your hotel, according to the information about 18.00 o’clock.
Important to know
- In order to receive your online ticket later, you must submit a photo for each individual order.
There is no refund.
- You don’t get the ticket in your mailbox when you place your order, you get it printed out the evening before at your hotel.
I am seriously considering getting the Angkor Pass online during my upcoming Cambodia trip. Because this time I am only for a few days in Siem Reap and so I can save some time. Normally I always go one day before and pick up the ticket after 17.00 o’clock. See you …
If you order the ticket online, I would be happy to hear whether it worked or not. Then I will include it in this article. Thank you :-)
Alternatively purchase at the counter
If the online purchase is not your way, just go to the official ticket counter as usual. Here you don’t need a photo, credit card or Paypal account. With cash and a smile in the camera, you will get your personal Angkor ticket after a short processing time.
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