Royal Palace and National Museum entrance fees increase for foreigners

One of Phnom Penh’s most iconic landmarks and biggest tourist attractions, the Royal Palace, will raise its admission price for foreigners by roughly USD 4 next year.


A notice posted outside the palace reads the current entry fee of 25,000 riel (about USD 6.25) will be increased to 40,000 riel (about USD 10) starting in January 2017.


The entrance fee for the National Museum has also increased as of 1 October 2016:


  • 1 to 6 pax : USD 6 per person
  • 7 to 10 pax : USD 10 per person
  • 15 pax and up : USD 15 per person


The decision came weeks after the government announced an increase in ticket prices for the Angkor Archaeological Park, nearly doubling the cost of a one-day pass from USD 20 US to USD 37. In addition to that hike, the Tourism Ministry said it was not concerned that visitors to the Royal Palace would be deterred by higher prices.