Just Outside Angkor Thom

Ta Nei is a small temple complex built at the end of the 12th century. It must have been one of the last projects that was build during the reign of king Jayavarman VII. The outer walls were never fully been finished and out of the three gaporas that were build, only the ones at the north and south side of the temple exist.

What to do and see at Ta Nei?

Ta Nei is one of those temple sites that is not overrun by buses filled with tourists. If you visit this temple on a good day, you might even be all alone out here. The site is in the middle of the jungle, not easy to reach for buses and cars and it’s a small temple.

You don’t need more than 30 minutes for your visit, except when you love taking pictures. The temple is surrounded by tall trees that provide enough shadow to keep the place cool.  There are no food stalls and no tourist shops, which almost gives you that unique feeling of stepping back 900 years in time.


How to get to Ta Nei?

Beside renting a bicycle or electric bike, renting a tuktuk is the best way to visit this small, but impressive temple site. Hiring a tuktuk will cost you around $15 for half a day or $20 to $30 for a full day. 

How much will Ta Nei cost?

Ta Nei is inside the Angkor Archaeological Park, so you need a special pass to visit Ta Nei. This pass, the Angkor Pass, will cost you $37 for one day, $62 for three days or $72 for a full day. You can buy you Angkor Pass at the official Angkor Ticket Office.

What you should do!

Visit this site! Past visitors were pleasantly surprised to experience the quietness of the site and the beautiful surroundings. If you’re into photography or love to make videos, this place should be at the top of your list.

What you should not do!

Don’t try to find a tour that includes a visit to Ta Nei. There are no tours that include Ta Nei and the only way to visit this site is by booking a private guide and rent a tuktuk or rent a bicycle or electric bike.




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