Siem Reap is the closest major city to Angkor Wat and it has an international airport. So if you’re visiting Cambodia just to walk through the temple ruins, it’s best to fly directly to this city.
Because Siem Reap is almost synonymous to Angkor Wat, finding a way to travel to the actual spot wouldn’t be much of a problem. Tuk tuks are all over the place and any one of them can take you to Bayon Temple. And for a reasonable price of 25 USD, the driver can be hired for an all day tour, and could also act as a tour guide.
If, however, your original destination is the capital city of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, and you simply want to take a side trip to Angkor Wat, prepare for a 5 to 6-hour trip (this of course depends on your mode of transport). Phnom Penh is 321.4 kilometers away from Siem Reap and you have five travel options:
The fastest way, of course, is via plane. The flight takes about 45 minutes. This option is, however, the most expensive.
Taxis are the best option for those wanting to travel in comfort and in private. The fare, however, will play somewhere between 65 USD and 100 USD.
Address: Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Phone: +855 12 229 884