Day trips from Bangkok

Angkor Wat Day Tour

  • Full-Day Tour
  • Private Tour

Highlights

This action-packed day trip takes you from the bustling modern Thai capital of Bangkok to Cambodia’s magnificent World Heritage-listed temple complex at Angkor Wat. Explore the highlights of this former Khmer Empire capital and what was once Southeast Asia’s most sophisticated kingdom, renowned for its artistry and jungle-draped temples.

What to Expect

The archaeological site at Angkor Wat is one of the largest religious monuments in the world and covers a vast area that cannot be explored in a single day. This tour takes in some of the site’s highlights, but for those who want to experience more, we highly recommend our two day Angkor Wat tour instead.

Your Itinerary

  • You will be picked up from your hotel in the early morning for your departure to Angkor Wat, located around 400 km to the east of Bangkok.
  • Arrive at the Poi Pet border crossing along the Thai/Cambodian border and complete visa formalities. The Cambodia visa can either be organised online or at the border itself, with two passport-size photos required, together with the US$35 visa fee. Your guide will help you with your visa application if you choose to do it on-site, then continue your journey to Siem Reap.
  • Arrive at Siem Reap and have lunch at a local restaurant before the start of your Angkor Wat tour.
  • Your guide will lead you on a captivating tour through what is Cambodia’s national symbol and the largest religious monument in the world – Angkor Wat. Witness its high classical Khmer architecture and meticulously detailed carvings, and take in the views across the surrounding countryside. You will have time to visit the famed Ta Prohm Temple which has been enveloped by the surrounding jungle and used as the filming location of ‘Tomb Raider’. Then witness the beautiful Banteay Srei Temple, built from pink sandstone and renowned for its exquisite carvings.
  • Depart Angkor Wat for your return journey to Bangkok.
  • Arrive in Bangkok and transfer to your hotel

Cambodian Visas & Currency

US dollars are the preferred currency of payment in Cambodia’s local markets, shops and restaurants, so there is no need to convert into local currency on arrival. Please note that few places accept credit cards and those that do usually add a 3% service fee.

Citizens from most countries will be issued with a 30-day tourist visa on arrival at Cambodian airports or land borders. Visas currently cost US$35 (to be paid in cash) and two passport-sized photos are also needed. Ensure that your passport is valid for at least six months and you have one unused page for your Cambodian visa to be issued. You can also pre-purchase an e-visa online and more details are available at https://www.evisa.gov.kh/.