ROLUOS GROUP11 KM From the center of Siem Reap
The Roluos Group is a collection of 4 important monuments which are not located inside the Angkor Archaeological Park, but can be visited by using your Angkor Pass. These monuments are located nearby the small town Roluos, about 11 kilometers from Siem Reap. The 4 monuments are the last remains of Hariharalaya, the second capital city during the Khmer Empire.
Your visit to the Roluos Group
There are four temples within the Roluos Group. The best way to plan your visit is to start at the biggest and most important monument, Bakong, followed by Prei Monti and Preah Ko. For the last monument, Lolei, you need to cross road 6.
A visit to the Rolous Group can easily be done in a couple of hours. If you are visiting during the high season, and leave early morning you will not be overwhelmed by the high temperatures. Tip! Their is an excellent tour available that (amongst other places) takes you to the Roluos Group : Banteay Srey, Kbal Spean Jungle Walk en Roluos Photo Tour
WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT TEMPLE RULES?
How to get there?
The cheapest way to get there is to use PassApp or Grab. You may also want to hire a tuktuk with a driver who can act as a guide. This should not cost you more than $20. It is not advisable to travel by bicycle, since you need to use the busy road to Phnom Penh, road 6.
How much will it cost?
The Roluos Group monuments are not located within the archaeological park, but you do need an Angkor Pass. You cannot buy the Angkor Pass on your way to the Roluos Group. The only official place to get the Angkor Pass is at the Angkor Pass Ticket Office.
What you SHOULD do!
Plan your trip and make sure you have your Angkor Pass. Start with the main temple (Bakong). If you are visiting during the high season, please keep in mind that temperatures can be overwhelming, especially between 10 am and 15:00, Wear a hat or cap, use sun creme and make sure you drink enough water to prevent dehydration.
What you should NOT do!
Wear proper clothes. Keep in mind that this is a religious monument. There is a pagoda nearby which can be visited, but is still used by locals and monks. Don’t smoke, eat,litter, urinate or climb the temple walls. It’s also not allowed to use drones without official approval and the right documentation.