Located in the northwest Cambodia, Siem Reap province is the major tourist hub in Cambodia, because it is the closest city to the world famous temples of Angkor. The provincial capital is called Siem Reap as well and the capital is located in the South of the province on the shores of the Tonle Sap Lake, which is the greatest sweet water reserve of the whole Southeast Asia.
In fact that, the name of the city literally means Siamese defeated, in reference to the victory of the Khmer Empire over the army of the Thai kingdom in the 17th century. And for centuries, traveling to Siem Reap is a desire to so many people in the world. And if you are also planning to come, here is really some useful information, which will help you enjoy the best time to visit Siem Reap. Travel to Siem Reap with: Indochina tours Cambodia
Like the weather patterns of the rest of Cambodia, Siem Reap is hot and muggy all year round, and basically it’s two main seasons. The Dry season begins from November to April and the other is Monsoon Season is from May to October.
November to April
Dry season in Siem Reap is featured by less rain and more comfortable temperatures. It tends to be a little cooler, the temperatures are at their most comfortable from December to February, averaging around 25°C. And there’s the least rainfall in December and January. This season is the busiest times of year for Siem Reap. Therefore we can easily guess that hotel rooms will be most expensive at this times, from Christmas to New Year.
As a useful share from former travelers, if you’re not a fan of hot weather, you should go earlier in the dry season. As average maximum temperatures rise to around 35°C from April until May. With the weather patterns, dry season is the best time to visit Siem Reap for all travelers. Cambodia travel packages
May to October
This period of time is the Monsoon Season in Siem Reap. As the case elsewhere in Southeast Asia, for Monsoon Season in Siem Reap, it doesn’t mean endless rain. However, the rain – which actually offers welcome relief from the humidity and searing temperatures at this time of the year. It tends to fall in afternoon showers, with heavier downfalls overnight. But there’s a lot of sunshine at the rest of the time, even when the showers become more intense from June onward.
Imagine that how wonderful Siem Reap is with the rains; when they all makes the vegetation lush and the flowers bloom. Hence, despite the name, the rainy season is not a bad time to visit if you don’t mind the heat; and for someone maybe it is even better. Especially it’s a much quieter time to go Siem Reap.
Moreover, for those who are keen on taking photographs, visiting Cambodia in the Monsoon Season, when temples of Angkor look fantastic; they will have good chance to get impressive photographs.
Traveling to Cambodia is really a interring trip and it is a desire to most of travelers around the world. Getting to Siem Reap, travelers have a good chance to admire the most wonderful ancient temples of the world, pristine beauty of the nature in Cambodia. Therefore, some information above will be useful for those who are planning to travel to Siem Reap.
By the way, you should remember some favourite recommended activities; such as exploring Angkor temples, dropping at Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary, walking in the the Angkor National Museum, Old market and night market, etc.
Some Siem Reap tour packages are offered here for you to enjoy the best time to visit Siem Reap.
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