When is the best time to visit Siem Reap?


Siem Reap is the capital city of Siem Reap Province in northwestern Cambodia. It is gateway to the Angkor region.

Siem Reap has colonial and Chinese-style architecture in the Old French Quarter and around the Old Market. In the city, there are museums, traditional Apsara dance performances, a Cambodian cultural village, souvenir and handicraft shops, silk farms, rice-paddies in the countryside, fishing villages and a bird sanctuary near the Tonle Sap Lake and a vibrant, cosmopolitan drinking and dining scene.

Siem Reap today is being a popular tourist destination—has a large number of hotels, resorts, restaurants and businesses closely related to tourism. Angkor temples is the most popular tourist attraction in Cambodia where you can explore this spectacular part of the country.
Cambodia as well Siem Reap is hot and muggy all year. It have two different seasons: Dry Season and Monsoon Season. With the heaviest rainfall generally in August & September. Average temperatures range from 24°C in the cooler months of October, November & December to 35°C at the hottest time of the year from March until June. You pland to travel to Siem and you don’t know know When is the best time to visit Siem Reap?

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*** Dry Season: From November to April:
Cambodia’s dry season lasts from November to April, when the dry north-east monsoon arrives, characterised by hot wind blowing across the entire country. Whilst November to January are quite cool (high 20°C’s), by April the weather is scorching making early morning and late afternoon Angkor Temple tours, with a few hours by the hotel pool at lunchtime, the preference for many.
Travellers travel between November to January to take advantage of the lack of rain and relative cool. By March, travelling can be uncomfortable and hot, while April can be excruciating. The country dries out, badly rutted roads get graded and trip times improve dramatically, though they get incredibly dusty.

*** Monsoon Season: From May to October:
Cambodia’s wet season comes courtesy of the southwest monsoon, which run from May to October, bringing with it some three-quarters of Cambodia’s annual rainfall. The rain – which actually offers welcome relief from the humidity and searing temperatures at this time of year – tends to fall in afternoon showers, with heavier downfalls overnight, but there’s plenty of sunshine the rest of the time, even when the showers become more intense from June onwards. During the peak of wet season from July to September it can rain every day. Rainy days however tend to have a few hours of heavy rain rather than being all-day downpours, though the latter do sometimes occur — you will get wet travelling in a Cambodian wet season.

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