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Kent Kobayashi

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I traveled to Cambodia in January of 2019

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Asia > Cambodia > Siem Reap > Angkor Wat > Useful Info
Updated on Aug 17, 2019 Useful Info

Angkor Wat dress code for men and women

  • From my visit to Angkor Wat, I remember its dress code being very simple:
  • Cover up your shoulders and upper arms: this means no tank tops, no straps, and not even tshirts with sleeves too short
  • Cover your knees: no above-knee shorts or skirt.
  • To be completely safe, wear ankle-length pants or skirt, apparently sometimes people get turned away for not covering their lower legs too
  • Footwear can be whatever
  • The enforcement is strict, as it's still a religious site. Your dress code will be checked at the entrance when they check your ticket. I actually saw people getting turned away from the site because of it
  • Unlike other places in Southeast Asia, you cannot just use a shawl or scarf to cover yourself up. You will be turned away if you don't wear the right clothing
  • Keep in mind that Angkor Wat is also very hot most of the time (mid 30s Celsius, mid 90s Fahrenheit) and you're going to be spending lots of time in the sun, so:
  • Wear something with breathable material
  • Wear comfortable shoes as you'll be doing lots of walking, and up and down staircases all the time