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According to this site:

Tourists are no longer allowed to rent motorcycles or cars, or drive a vehicle in Siem Reap.

I have read several blog posts about Angkor Wat and that's the first time I have read this. Currently, is it true?

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Hmm, drive on Angkor Wat, the temple complex..? I suppose you meant driving to Angkor Wat or in/around Siem Reap in general. –  Jonik Jul 8 '12 at 17:56
    
:) well, I suposse you are right, it is, I don't imagine how do you move between temples, that's what I tried to say. I thought that you need a way to transport yourself between them (bicycle, tuk-tuk, motorcycle...) but may be not, may be once you are in the temple complex you only have to walk from one temple to another... I haven't been there yet!! :) –  Ivan Jul 9 '12 at 8:07

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No, you cannot do this any more.

The reason is that the Angkor Wat archaeological park is a protected complex, and drivers need to be registered with the authorities who maintain the park to be allowed into it. My tuk-tuk driver told me they need to be registered too, and of course, any tourists need to buy a valid pass. I am guessing that people who live in the area have some sort of residence permit or pass, but I did not see tourists themselves driving around on motorbikes.

The temples themselves are very far apart and it's a big trek to cover them on foot. I'd advise keeping the tuk-tuk with you. It doesn't cost more than $15-20 a day.

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