When is the best time to visit Cambodia?
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By the way, my name is Phil and I am the owner of Siemreaprooms Tours and Guesthouse. I am a British guy who has lived in Siem Reap for over 9 years so I know the Siem Reap weather pattern very well. Below I have given a month by month guide of what the weather in Siem Reap is normally like each year. I hope my weather guide helps you plan your trip to Siem Reap. I have also been running tours to the Angkor Temples for the last 9 years so if you need any further ideas in planning your trip then please check our Angkor Tours, Day Trips, or Tour Activities sections. If you would like to contact us directly regarding any of our travel services then please email us at email@example.com.
Siem Reap Weather Guide
January weather in Siem Reap
The best time to visit Siem Reap is January for most people as this is one of the coolest months of the year and it is also dry season. During January the skies are clear most days so it perfect for sunrises and sunsets. If you are visiting Siem Reap next January then why not let us arrange your trip? Check out our Angkor Tours for more information about our tours.
February weather in Siem Reap
February is probably the busiest month of the year in Siem Reap as it is peak high season. The weather in Siem Reap during February is near perfect as the climate is cool, the skies are blue and the sunrises and sunsets are amazing most days. Of course, because it is high season, there are many tourists at this time of year at the Angkor temples. If you want to stay away from the crowds during February then why not let one of our professional Angkor tour guides lead you around the Angkor temples? Check out our Angkor Tours for more information about our tours.
March weather in Siem Reap
The weather in March is very pleasant and I would recommend March as one of the best times of year to visit Cambodia. The climate in Siem Reap is quite cool most days and the rainy season in Cambodia has still not started so it is a good time to visit the Angkor temples. There are a few more clouds appearing during March but you will get clear skies on most days. Check out our Angkor Tours for more information about our tours.
April weather in Siem Reap
The weather in April can be very hot and humid with the climate a bit unpleasant at times. However, April is a good time to visit the Angkor temples as it is generally much quieter during this time of year. If you let us plan your Angkor Tour properly for you, we can make sure that you will not feel the intense heat of April that most people feel when visiting Cambodia at this time of year because of their poor planning. The Khmer New Year also falls on the 14th, 15th and 16th of April, if you would like to join in some New Year celebrations then please let us know and we can add it to your itinerary. Check out our Angkor Tours for more information about our tours.
May weather in Siem Reap
May is a good month to visit Siem Reap as it is much quieter than most other months. The climate in May is quite warm but with a bit careful planning you can have a really good time. May is also the beginning of the rainy season but there is normally little rain during this time of year and when it does rain it is normally in the late afternoons or early mornings. May is the start of the rice planting season in Cambodia. Check out our Angkor Tours for more information about our tours.
June weather in Siem Reap
The weather during June in Siem Reap is quite warm and the rainy season has started in Cambodia. Even though June is part of the rainy season it is a good time to visit Siem Reap. The weather is not very hot as the few showers Siem Reap get generally cool the air to make it a more pleasant climate. June is also a great time to visit Siem Reap as the Angkor temples see fewer visitors at this time of year. June is also one of the main months that farmers in Cambodia start planting the rice. Check out our Angkor Tours for more information about our tours.
July weather in Siem Reap
One of the best times of year to visit Siem Reap is July as the weather is not very hot and the rain is normally in the evenings or during the night. July is a popular month for visiting Siem Reap for many families as this is a time when many schools are on holiday. I would certainly consider July a good time to visit Cambodia. Check out our Angkor Tours for more information about our tours.
August weather in Siem Reap
Another good time to visit Cambodia is during the month of August. The weather is not very hot and the rainy season is not fully upon us but the landscapes are starting to look very green. August is a good month to visit the Angkor temples if you want to keep away from the big crowds of high season. There is more rain in August than there is in July but the rain is normally during the night or late afternoons. Check out our Angkor Tours for more information about our tours.
September weather in Siem Reap
September is one of the wettest months in Cambodia but do not let it put you are off visiting Siem Reap. During September the vegetation is lush and green and the Angkor temples are so peaceful. One of the best times I visited Angkor Wat was during a heavy rainfall and it was so peaceful and picturesque. If you want to try something different during a visit in September then why not ask us about adding a frog hunting day trip to your Angkor Tour itinerary? Frog hunting is very popular during rainy season and after you have caught the frogs we will show you how to make them into a culinary delight. Check out our Angkor Tours for more information about our tours.
October weather in Siem Reap
October is cool and wet with day temperatures between 20 and 30 degrees celsius. October is one of the wettest months of the year so a light rain coat is advised, because it can rain at anytime, although it normally starts around 4pm. Strong trainer type shoes with a good grip are also recommended for climbing the temples as the stone is often wet and slippery. October is one of the nicest months of the year for scenery especially if you are interested in photography, as this is when the countryside is lush and green with rice fields stretching for miles. Check out our Angkor Tours for more information about our tours.
November weather in Siem Reap
The weather in Siem Reap during November is very pleasant as the rains have almost stopped the blue skies are starting to appear and the weather is cooler. One of the best times to visit Siem Reap is during November as the weather is almost perfect and the sunrises and sunsets are generally pretty good. November is still the start of the high season so the Angkor temples are not busy like January and February. November is normally the month that the Cambodian Water festival is held where you will see boat races in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh. November is great time to visit the floating villages, for more information check out our Tour Activities section. November and December are the main months for harvesting rice, if you would like to try some rice harvesting to your Angkor Tour then please let us know. Check out our Angkor Tours for more information about our tours.
December weather in Siem Reap
The best time to visit Cambodia is early to mid December as everything is perfect. The weather in Siem Reap is cool and dry with blue skies. The sunrises and sunsets during December are normally very good every day there are not so many tourists around the Angkor temples. Check out our Angkor Tours for more information about our tours.
Protecting yourself from the sun
The weather in Siem Reap is hot all year around, so you need to protect yourself from the sunís rays, even on a cloudy day during the rainy season in September and October. The heat in Siem Reap during April and May is particularly intense, as the sun is very strong at this time of year. You should always protect yourself using sun protection lotion, a hat and maybe even an umbrella, especially when you are touring the Angkor temples or out on a boat trip to see one of the floating villages on Tonle Sap. Always drink plenty of water when touring the Angkor temples or if you are out in the sun for long periods of time. For more information on keeping safe and healthy in Siem Reap, then check out our General Information section.