Thai AirAsia operates flights from Phuket to Siem Reap. The alternative to flying is to take a bus from Phuket to Bangkok, and then another bus from Bangkok direct to Siem Reap.
Flight schedule from Phuket to Siem Reap
Click on the ‘Phuket – Siem Reap’ link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Phuket - Siem Reap ฿ 2,706–4,293 1h 30m – 13h 20m|
Flights to Siem Reap depart from Phuket International Airport, Mai Khao, Thalang District, Phuket 83110.
Siem Reap Airport
Flights from Siem Reap arrive at Siem Reap International Airport which is 9.1 km from Siem Reap Town.
About Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat, near the town of Siem Reap, was constructed in the 12th Century as a Hindu temple with was later converted into Buddhist as the beliefs of the Khmer Empire changed over time. Angkor Wat is large walled temple within a moat covering an area of over 1.6 million square metres. At the centre of the temple are five towers arranged in a cross to represent the sacred Mount Meru, which in the Hindu belief system is the home of the gods. Between these central towers and the outer wall there are a series of courtyards which decrease in size as you approach the central towers. Elaborate carving and statues feature heavily throughout the temple.
Admission to Angkor Wat costs $37 for a 1 day pass, $62 for a 3 day pass and $72 for a 1 week pass. The fee also includes entrance to other temples in the area such as Angkor Thom. Visiting hours for Angkor Wat are from 05:30 to 17:30 every day. To reach Angkor Wat from Siem Reap Town you need to hire a taxi, tuk-tuk or motorbike taxi as there is no public transport available locally.