Tuesday, March 9, 2010

New entry fee

The new $5 entrance ticket for Preah Khan
I realise this information will be useful to a mere handful of adventurous travellers but be prepared to pay an official entry fee of $5 next time you go to the remote temple of Preah Khan of Kompong Svay (also known as Prasat Bakan). Instead of a few thousand riel to the policeman who was guaranteed to appear at some stage during your visit, he'll be on the main gate now, will give you a ticket (see above) in exchange for your five dollars. It's the same fee for Beng Mealea and Banteay Chhmar whilst Koh Ker will cost you a whopping $10. Preah Khan is still the 'hardest to get to' of the main Angkorean temple sites around the country and remains off-limits during the rainy season. There's no accommodation anywhere close by except in a villager's house in the village of Ta Seng. For a taste of the adventure that is Preah Khan, read about my trip there in January 2003 here.
The more popular Beng Mealea also costs $5 to get in

Labels: ,


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Andy,
I cant believe there aren't no blogs on soccer anymore, at least not in this page, which is very rare! Whats happened? I hope those readers forming the anti-soccer league of your blog havent't made up your mind to drop the soccer blogs, that wd be unfortunate. Im a soccer fan and keen on Cambodian football. Sorry for the protest! - Sim

March 9, 2010 at 12:46 PM  
Blogger Andy Brouwer said...

please look at my new, separate, football-only blog at 'Kingdom of Football':

It will enable me to publish football-related blog posts to my heart's content :-)

March 9, 2010 at 2:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Andy! Is it true that the Prasat Bakan have a wall all around it?

March 12, 2010 at 11:28 AM  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home

Newer›  ‹Older