As these are slightly away from Angkow Wat etc, do you need to have a pass to visit these sites?
#1 misterwoods has been a member since 30/4/2009. Posts: 26
Lizzy is right but just be aware it's not the Angkor pass you need for any of them if I remember correctly, it's a separate one for each.
Banteay Srei and Kbal Spean was too long ago to remember 100% but I think it is $5 or less for each. Beng Melea I visited this year and it's not so much a pass as a toll you pay to use the road on the way in, $5 I think it was there also. Basically any temple that isn't in the Angkor park that isn't free will cost about $5 to get into.
Has this changed then in the last year or two? I know that they were all included when I was there in 2008; and in late 2009 when I returned, I know that at least Banteay Srei was still included.
I was there 2008 too but my memory is a bit hazy, Banteay Srei and Kbal Spean might be included, I don't think one is was required when I visited Kbal Spean now I think about it some more, or at least no one asked to see one. Beng Melea I'm definite about, Koh Ker and the other ones out that way are definitely separate now, one of those cases of rich generals and road construction like Phnom Kulen I think.
I'm on my way to Siem Reap so can check costs. Will post most recent prices tomorrow.
I thought Bantei Srey has no surcharge, just the normal Angkor pass covers it.
Beng Melea. Extra pass is required. Thought that was $5or $10.
Kbal Spean: Thought same as Bantei Srei.
Obviously transport is considerabel for those locations.
Latest info straight from the ticket office at Angkor :
Banteay Srei: normal Angkor pass required, no extra charge
Beng Melea: no Angkor pass required, charge of $5 to be paid at site
Kbal Spean: no extra charge, forgot to ask if normal Angkor pass is required but I assume so.
Yeah - I paid US$ 5 for Beng Melea this spring. It was my favorite place in the area.
#9 chocgirl has been a member since 9/3/2010. Posts: 21
@ Chocgirl: I thought Bang Malea was really enchanting. We entered from the west, which avoided, for a while, the main crowds. Such as they were. The place is a bit of a tumbled down wreck, but beautiful for all that.