Siem Reap International Airport serves Siem Reap region in Cambodia. Note that Siem Reap region is a popular tourist destination owing to nearby Angkor Wat. This airport is one of the busy airports in Cambodia. This is in terms of passenger traffic. The airport is located at an elevation of 18 meters above sea level. Its runway is a concrete surface that measure 8,366 ft x 148 ft.
Siem Reap international airport opened up Angkor as one of the most archaeological sites in Asia. This site stretches over 400 square kilometers and contains magnificent remains of the Khmer Empire that existed from the 8th to 14th Century. There is also the largest Hindu Temple complex in Angkor among other tourist attractions that has been opened to the world by this airport.
Siem Reap Airport is a small but a very nice international airport. There is a statue of a white elephant at the entrance of this airport. There are also numerous plants and beautiful flowers around it, as well. As a first time visitor, you will be caught by beauty of this small airport.
Getting to and from Siem Reap Airport
Siem Reap airport is located near Siem Reap town, Cambodia. Remember that Siem Reap town is a popular town in Cambodia with many grand hotels going up in every shape and size. However, none of these buildings has blocked the sunset of Angkor Wat. There is a nice airport road connecting Siem Reap town with this airport. The airport road is full of hotels on both sides. To get to or from the airport you will have to hire a taxi or a tuk-tuk. You will be charged $ 7 dollars for a car or 5$US on average.
Services and facilities at Siem Reap Airport
Siem Reap airport has better facilities within the international departure hall. The hall is situated in front of the security screening area. The departure hall measures 300 square feet which enables passengers of all airlines to have a relaxing time with utmost comfort and privacy. Its services include round the clock beverages and food supply. There is also internet access as well as supply of international magazines and newspapers. You will also get a chance of enjoying your favorite channels and music within Siem Reap Airport.
A few things that you need to do at the check-in-counter
While in Siem Reap Airport, you are advised to pack all your security restricted items for hold luggage check. It is good that you pack your own bag and other luggage appropriately prior to entering the check-in-counter. By doing this, you will avoid any delays at this point. Note that a number of items are prohibited and this include ammunition, replicas, spear guns, and chemicals among others.
Visa requirements on arrival at Siem Reap International Airport
You will obtain your visa upon arrival at Siem Reap Airport at Visa Counter. Keep in mind that not all passport holders will need to apply for a visa upon arrival at this airport. It is advisable that you check with your nearest Royal Embassy of Cambodia for visa requirements. Remember that you can also apply for your visa online. This service is available on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International cooperation of Cambodia. Remember that E-Visa is only legible to single entry only. Check out the Cambodia visa section for more information.
On arrival you must also fill in the arrival and departure card. We would advise you to fill this in before you arrive in the airport to safe a bit time. Most airlines carry the arrival and departure cards on their flights.
“Angkor Tours by a Local” is part of Siemreaprooms Tours & Guesthouse. A British/Khmer managed tour operator based in Siem Reap, Cambodia. All of our tours are led by a local Angkor Tour Guide. Copyright 2013