BAKONG TEMPLE16 KM From the center of Siem Reap
The Bakong Temple is part of a collection of 4 monuments that are not located within the Angkor Archaeological Park. They are better known under the name Ruluos Group and they are the last remains of the second capital of the Khmer Empire. The other three monuments are Preah Ko, Lolei, and Prei Monti. Although these monuments are outside the Archaeological Park, you need an Angkor Pass to visit these sites.
Your visit to the Bakon Temple
The Bakong Temple is located around 11 kilometers from the center of Siem Reap. It’s possible to visit all four monuments from the Roluos Group in one day, but it requires some planning. All four monuments can be visited with your Angkor Pass.
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. It is not advisable to go to the Bakon Temple by bicycle, since you need to use the road to Phnom Penh, road 6.
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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 go to the Bakon Temple by bicycle, since you need to use the busy road to Phnom Penh, road 6.
How much will it cost?
The Bakong Temple is not located within the archaeological park, but you do need an Angkor Pass. You cannot buy the Angkor Pass on your way to Bakong. The only official place to get the Angkor Pass is at the Angkor Pass Ticket Office.
What you should do!
If you visit the Bakong Temple, make sure you don’t skip the 3 other monuments from the Roluos Group. It It will take you around 30 minutes to travel to the temples by tuktuk.
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.