Best Time to Visit Siem Reap


As one of the top 10 tourist cities in Asia for many years, Siem Reap has attracted many tourists from all over the world to come here. Do you want to travel to Siem Reap? Do you know when is the best time to visit Siem Reap? Best time to travel to Siem Reap is from December to February.


Where is Siem Reap?


Siem Reap is located in the northwestern part of Cambodia, on the northern shore of Tonlé Sap. In recent years, the rapid development of tourism in Siem Reap has attracted lots of tourists from all over the world to come here.


It is an international city. One of the Seven Wonders of the World - Angkor Wat, the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia - Tonlé Sap, the Pub Street, and the various hotels and restaurants of different grades make this small town become a place that must come once in your lifetime.


The urban area of Siem Reap is very small, the security is very good, most people of the city speak English, and it is safe to go out at night. In addition, residents and vendors are very hospitable. Siem Reap has also been selected as one of the top 10 tourist cities in Asia for many years.



Weather in Siem Reap


Siem Reap has a tropical monsoon climate and is divided into two seasons, the rainy season and the dry season. The rainy season is from May to October, and the dry season is from November to April. The most hot period is from April to May. The annual average temperature is 24°C. From December to February, the temperature and rainfall are small, which is the best season for tourism.


Travel to Siem Reap in dry season


During dry season (November to April), the weather is fine, it rarely rains, and the weather is good in the morning and evening. It is suitable for outdoor activities and visit all attractions in Siem Reap.


If you plan to travel to Siem Reap in dry season, destinations in the following can be arranged in your Cambodian tour.

  • Banteay Kdei - It is less rainy during the dry season and is more suitable for climbing temples.
  • Angkor Wat - Best time to travel to Angkor Wat is from November to February. At this time, the weather is fine, it is rarely raining, especially suitable for watching the sunrise and sunset of Angkor.
  • Tonlé Sap - Tonlé Sap Lake is in dry season from December to April, with an average water depth of 1 meter. The lake area will be several times smaller than the rainy season, but the climate is milder and it is suitable for sightseeing.


The sunshine in Siem Reap is very strong. The temperature at noon during the Spring Festival is kept above 36 °C, so be sure to do a good job in sun protection.



Travel to Siem Reap in rainy season


During rainy season (May to October), the temperature in the in Cambodia is also very high and the air is very humid. In contrast, there are fewer tourists in the rainy season than in the dry season, and many hotels will cut prices. However, when it rains, the light is dark, which has a certain impact on the photo.


If you plan to travel to Siem Reap in rainy season, destination in the following can be arranged in your Cambodian tour.

  • Angkor Wat - The Angkor Wat in the rainy season will have a different view from the dry season. The wet trees and stones will have a more quaint color and texture.



Tips for dressing in Siem Reap:


During the daytime, the average temperature is 32°C. It is recommended to wear light cotton fabrics, short skirts, shorts and other cool and breathable clothes. During the night, the average temperature is 20°C at night, it is recommended to wear short suits, T-shirts, thin denim pants, casual wear, professional suits and other comfortable clothes.

Essential things:

A pair of good shoes, hats, sunglasses, backpacks, sunscreens, whitening masks, thin long sleeves, simple rain gear, a good camera, sweat-absorbent towels, books related to Angkor, mosquitoes and personal medicines are useful for your tour in Siem Reap.


To learn more, visit our detailed Siem Reap section.

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