The Angkor Archaeological Park spans over 400 square kilometers. Is one day enough?
When visiting Angkor Archaeological Park you get three choises. You can buy a single day pass, a three-day pass, or a seven-day pass.
Most recommend to see it during three days. The park is so much more than the iconic temple: Angkor Wat. There are nearly fifty other temples ruins within the park.
Is it possible to see all temples in one day?
No! But you are able to see the three major temples: Angkor Wat, Bayon Temple and Ta Prohm, as well as a few smaller ruins.
Ok, so you decide to do that in one day. Will you be exhausted afterwards?
Oh yes! The heat and all the walking will without make its mark. But it will be worth it!
Will you feel you missed out and regret to not buying the three day pass?
I did not, I did not feel like returning for two more days to the temples. This despite that I had dreamed about visting the largest religious monument in the world for years. I felt I saw what I came to see in one day. That being said, I am not a artitectual nerd (though I am a nerd in many other ways). If you are more interested in history than I, you might feel like using more time at each temples. But as said, for me it was more than enough.
What does the entry ticket cost?
Another reason why we choosed to just stay one day in Angkor Wat was the price. When I visited in junly 2016 the price was the double for three days (40 USD) than one day (20 USD). And we were two people, and travelled on a budget.
However, the price changed in februrary 2017. Now one-day pass cost 37 USD. Tree-day ticket 62 USD, and seven-day pass 72 USD.
How to get there?
For explore the temples you can get around renting a bicicle or get a private tuk-tuk. If you just have one day – tuk-tuk is recommeneded. As the driver will let you of, and wait for you. You get fast between the temples and can do it in your on speed. Drivers cost 25 USD per day.