Yes, you read that right. Visiting Cambodia’s celebrated Angkor Wat temples just got more expensive.
The 12th-century temple complex, Angkor Wat draws more than two million tourists a year. Starting from the first of February this year, the price of the one day ticket for foreigners goes from $20 to $38 (90% increase in price), the three-day ticket goes up from $40 to $60 and the weekly ticket (least bought) goes up from $62 to $72.
Cambodians will continue to access the park for free.
During our trip to Cambodia recently, we loved every minute spent amidst the Angkor Wat temples, or whatever is left of them. We bought the one-day ticket due to lack of time and wished we had more time to spend amongst the ruins. Check out the beautiful Angkor Wat, through our lenses 🙂
#AngkorWatTrivia: Angkor Wat is the primary reason that more than 50% of international tourists visit Cambodia each year.
#AngkorWatTrivia: Cambodians are proud of their ancient monument, so proud that they put it on the Cambodian flag in 1850.
#AngkorWatTrivia: Angkor Wat is considered to be the largest religious monument in the world.
#AngkorWatTrivia: Every year, two million tourists flock the Angkor Wat and wait for hours to take the famed sunrise, as did we 🙂
#AngkorWatTrivia: Angkor Wat is unusually oriented to the west, a direction typically associated with death in Hindu culture.
#AngkorWatTrivia: Yet another unusual thing – Angkor Wat was dedicated to Vishnu, a Hindu deity, rather than the current king.
#AngkorWatTrivia: Angkor Wat translates to “City of Temples” or simply “City Temple.” New temples and ruins are being discovered nearly every year.
Beautiful, isn’t she? 😉