Siem Reap Vistior Guide 59th



You must possess an admission pass to visit the Park . All passes can be purchased at the admissions office at the intersection of Road 60 and Apsara Road. Passes are sold in one-day ($37), three-day ($62) and seven-day ($72) blocks. The three day pass is valid for one week, i.e. 3 days to be used within the week, not necessarily consecutively. The seven day pass is valid for one month. The admissions office is open 5:00AM - 5:30PM. Park visiting hours are 5:00AM - 6:00PM. Always carry your ticket. It will be checked upon each park entry and at major temples. A one-day visit allows you to see highlights of the most famous ruins but little more. Three days is sufficient to visit all of the major temples, a few of the minor ones and have a little extra time for favorites. Seven days is enough to really explore some of your favorites and visit many minor structures as well. Whether you use a guidebook or hire a tour guide, it is essential to have some sort of guide lest the temples become just so many impressive piles of rocks. Tour guides are particularly helpful in explaining the bas- reliefs and carvings on the temples. Guides can be hired through most hotels and travel agents and begin at around $35-$40/day. For specialty tours such as remote temples, photographic tours, Tonle Sap Lake, bird watching, motorcycle tours, see page 70. Angkor Temple Guides Experienced tour guide. Reliable driver, specializing in Angkor. Very reasonably priced. Charles de Gaulle Blvd Tel/whatsapp:012-788354 Angkor Tour Guide Service Angkor packages and tour guides (English Mandarin, French Japanese), transport. Tel: 012-631052 Angkor Thom and Transportation Transportation, multi-lin gual tour guide, tour packages, city tour and daily tour at reasonable rates Tel: 092-890005 Pro Angkor Travel Tour guides and transportation Pub Street, Old Market area Tel: 086-979295 Roluos 13km east, the most important tem- ples in the area lay 4-15km north of town, the closest being Angkor Wat . To visit the temples you will need to decide how long to stay, pur- chase an admission pass, arrange transporta- tion and obtain a guidebook or tour guide. park admission tour guides A lmost all hotels are located in or near Siem Reap Town. There are none within the park. With the exception of preparing for angkor

what to bring

Dress for a tropical environment - warm, humid, sunny. Wear light, airy, covering clothing to protect from the sun and mosquitoes. The sun can be intense so bring a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen . Consider buying a traditional Khmer scarf (krama) to keep the sun off your neck. Carry a raincoat during the wet season (May-October,) though you will probably only need it in the afternoon. You should have mosquito repellent for sunrise and sunset hours. Wear practical shoes for climbing narrow steps and walking on uneven surfaces. For serious temple explorers, a flashlight, notebook and compass can come in handy. This guidebook is an adequate introduction to the tem- ples, but more extensive guides give better, more detailed treatment to the details of the bas-reliefs, tem- ple layouts and architectural/artistic context. Ancient Angkor (Guidebook) Michael Freeman and Claude Jacques. (Thailand: River Books, 2006) Beautifully photographed, authoritative guidebook to the temples of Angkor and the Angkor Archaeological Park. One of the top guidebooks to the temples. Recommended. Angkor: Cambodia’s Wondrous Khmer Temples (Guidebook) Dawn F. Rooney (Odyssey Publications, Hong Kong, 2006, 5th edition) Popular, complete, accurate. The most complete English language guidebook available. One of the top guidebooks to the temples. Recommended. The Angkor Guidebook: Your Essential Companion to the Temples Andrew Booth (Thailand: 2014, Amarin Printing and Publishing) Unique guidebook to the temples employing photo overlays to show how the temples may have appeared when they were new and active. The Monuments of the Angkor Group (Les monuments du groupe d'Angkor) Maurice Glaize. Classic 1944 guide to the temples written by a former Conservator of Angkor (1937-1945). Available in English and French and also online. guide books...

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