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Tickets

cambodia/angkor_pass

My three-day pass, Angkor Wat, Cambodia — March 30 – April 1, 2004


nepal/nepal_ticket_swayambhunath

NRs. 75.00 ticket for Swayambhunath, Kathmandu, Nepal — December 2004


china/2004/china_ticket_pingyao

Ticket for Píngyáo Ancient City, Shānxī, China — November 2004


china/2004/china_ticket_mutianyu

五十元 ¥50.00 ticket for Mùtiányù Great Wall 慕田峪, China — November 2004


tibet/tibet_tashilhunpo_monastery_ticket

55元 ticket for the Tashilhunpo Monastery བཀྲ་ཤིས་ལྷུན་པོ་, Shigatse, Tibet


tibet/lhasa_potala_ticket

¥ 70.00元 ticket for the Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet — November 2004


myanmar/yangon_shwedagon

US $5.00 ticket for Shwedagon, Yangon, Myanmar — June 1, 2004


china/2006/china_ticket_summer_palace

¥10.00 ticket for the Summer Palace (Yíhé Yuán) 颐和园, Běijīng, China — July 2006


china/2007/china_zhangjiajie_ticket

48元 ticket for Zhangjiajie, Hunan — December 4, 2007


china/2006/huang_shan_ticket

100元 ticket for Huángshān 黄山, Ānhuī, China — September 11, 2006


china/2007/fujian_tulou_ticket

40元 ticket for the tǔlóu round houses, Hukeng, Fújiàn, China — November 13, 2007


china/2007/beijing_forbidden_ticket_1

¥40.00 ticket for the Forbidden City, China — December 12, 2007


china/2006/china_ticket_cuandixia

¥10.00 ticket for Cuàndǐxià 爨底下村, Běijīng, China — July 5, 2006


china/2006/china_ticket_niujie_mosque

10元 ticket for Niújiē Mosque 牛街清真寺, Běijīng, China — July 2006


china/2006/qiandaohu_ticket

人民币柒拾贰元 (¥ 72.00) ticket for Qiāndǎohú 千島湖, Hángzhōu, China — August 6, 2006


china/2006/qiandaohu_bridge_ticket

The 人民币伍元 ticket that changed my life, Qiāndǎohú 千島湖, Hángzhōu, China— August 6, 2006


china/2006/china_ticket_great_hall

Ticket for the Great Hall of the People 人民大会堂, Běijīng, China — July 3, 2006


china/2006/china_ticket_yong_he_gong

¥: 25.00元 ticket for Yōng Hé Gōng or the Lama Temple 雍和宮, Běijīng, China — July 2006


myanmar/bagan_ticket

US $10 ticket for Bagan, Myanmar — June 13, 2004


china/2006/nanjing_temple_ticket

25元 ticket, Nánjīng, China —August 1, 2006


cambodia/prasat_phra_viharn

฿200 ticket for Prasat Phra Viharn, Thailand — October 8, 2004

In 2004, the easiest way, by far, to get to this venerated Cambodian temple site was via the ‘back door route’ through the north-eastern Thai province of Sisaket. The paved Thai roads allow for an easy six-hour journey from Bangkok—a fraction of the time required on the Cambodian side where a 2.5-day, gut-wrenching, kidney-bruising motorcycle ride on dirt roads would get you to the exact same place. Thailand charges ฿200 for entry into Prasat Khao Phra Viharn, or ‘their side’ of this grand temple complex. (Unfortunately, the Thai side doesn’t contain the actual temple structure.) You then need to proceed to a quasi-Thai/Cambodian border, and buy yet another US $5.00 ticket (see below) from the Cambodians for entry into ‘their side’ of the Prasat Preah Vihear, which is where the actual temple is located. If you think this sounds confusing consider that the Thai and Cambodian governments have been arguing and occasionally fighting over this sacred cultural relic for decades. Don’t worry, there will always be an eager guide to walk you through the process (and around lingering land mines.) A trip here is worth every effort to witness one of the greatest achievements of the ancient Khmer empire, and the views are phenomenal.

cambodia/preah_vihear_ticket

US$ 5.00 ticket for Prasat Preah Vihear, Cambodia — October 8, 2004

Am I really the 26th visitor, or only the 26th sucker to buy a second ticket?

Unesco World Heritage Site


china/2004/china_ticket_oriental_pearl

50元 ticket for the Oriental Pearl Tower, Shànghǎi, China — January 7, 2004


bangladesh/bangladesh_natl_musem

Ticket for the National Museum, Dhaka, Bangladesh — June 2004


kenya/kenya_lake_nakuru_ticket

Our U$D 10 ticket for Nakuru National Park, Kenya — May 8, 1998


kenya/kenya_hells_gate
Photo by Todd Monge

Our U$D 5 ticket for Hell’s Gate National Park, Kenya — June 7, 1998


china/2001/beijing_forbidden_ticket_2

¥40.00 ticket for the Forbidden City, China — March 25, 2001


jordan/petra_ticket

My (25)J.D. ticket for Petra, Jordan — August 31, 1996

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