Siem Reap Climate & Weather

Siem Reap, a popular tourist city in the northwest of Cambodia, is famous for its Angkor Monuments. Angkor is the ruins of the capital city of the Angkor Dynasty in Cambodia. The existing monuments mainly include the Angkor Thom (big Angkor) and Angkor Wat (small Angkor). What is the climate like in Siem Reap? Read on Siem Reap Climate & Weather to know more.


Angkor Thom

Angkor Thom


Siem Reap Climate & Weather

Siem Reap is located in a low-latitude area with a tropical climate. Siem Reap belongs to a tropical monsoon climate, with rainy season and dry season. The rainy season starts from May to October and the dry season is from November to April. The average annual temperature is 24°C.




Is Siem Reap cold all year round? The average annual temperature in Siem Reap is 23℃~ 32℃. The cities with the highest average temperature in Cambodia throughout the year are Phnom Penh/Po Shing Dong (32℃), Siem Reap (32℃). The cities with the lowest average temperature in Cambodia throughout the year are Phnom Penh/Po Shing Dong (23℃), Siem Reap (23℃).


Rainy Season in Siem Reap

Rainy season of Phnom Penh starts from May to October. It is also the summer of Siem Reap. Due to the influence of the southwest monsoon, the temperature hovered around 33℃, coupled with abundant rainfall, the relative humidity was as high as 90%. The weather is hot, rainy and wet. Be sure to do a good job of heat prevention and sun protection.


Dry Season in Siem Reap

Dry season in Siem Reap falls from November to April, which is the winter of Siem Reap. The weather is warm and dry in winter. It blows relatively dry northeast monsoon. The average temperature of Siem Reap is 25℃ ~ 32℃. It is the best tourist season in Siem Reap.


Best Time to Visit Siem Reap

The best time to visit Siem Reap is from December to February, when the weather is mild and there is little rainfall. But for photography enthusiasts, Angkor in the rainy season is more suitable for taking pictures.





Dressing Code

Siem Reap has a tropical climate, so tourists can wear summer clothes. Due to the strong light, it is recommended to apply a lot of sunscreens, wear sunglasses and a sun visor to avoid sunburn.


When traveling in the rainy season, don't forget to bring an umbrella. If you need to get up early to experience the beauty of Angkor sunrise, you also need to bring a thin long coat, because the temperature here is relatively low in the early morning. A thin shirt can just keep out the cold.


During the day, the average temperature is 32°C. It is recommended to wear T-shirts, thin short skirts, shorts, etc. made of light cotton fabrics. At night, the average temperature is 23℃. It is recommended to wear cotton and linen fabric shirts, thin long skirts, thin T-shirts and other cool and breathable clothes.

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