Best time to visit Siem Reap and Angkor Wat

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Siem Reap and Angkor Wat

Best time of year to visit Siem Reap and Angkor Wat

November through March is the driest period, yet the very best time to visit Siem Reap runs from December to January. These months show reliably bright and sunny days—comfortable conditions for taking part in the Angkor Wat International Half Marathon. However, winter is also a popular season for a trip with skyrocketing prices, so book well in advance. Late spring can be oppressively hot and wet, with the level of humidity jumping even higher in May. But this is also when lotus blooms begin and mango season is in full swing. June marks the start of the wet season with frequent showers in the afternoon. But don't let the rain deter you—Kampong Phluk Floating Village and other famous attractions are less crowded, prices are keen, and lush landscapes look fantastic. Just pick up an umbrella and full steam ahead!

7 THINGS TO DO IN SIEM REAP AND ANGKOR WAT (MAY 19 - MAY 28)

Kampong Phluk Floating Village

Kampong Phluk Floating Village

May–October • activity

Enjoy idyllic floating village scenery from a canoe, passing houses on stilts, floating markets and floating temple at Tonle Sap lake, near Siem Reap city

Lotus Blooming

Lotus Blooming

April–October • nature

See hundreds of lotus flowers in bloom near magnificent Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia

Angkor Jungles and Temples

Angkor Jungles and Temples

May–October • activity

Get lost in the jungles of the Angkor area

Sunrise and Sunset at Angkor Wat

Sunrise and Sunset at Angkor Wat

April–October  • nature

See absolutely stunning sunrise and sunset in Angkor temple complex

Eat Some Bugs!

Eat Some Bugs!

May–mid-December • food

Are you in the mood for crispy crickets?

Rice Farming Season (Planting and Harvesting)

Rice Farming Season (Planting and Harvesting)

late May–September | November–February • nature

Rice plantations may be the best place to experience the local lifestyle

Mango Season

Mango Season

March–July • food

Cambodian mangoes are among the best in the world

4 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Sweet Palm Juice

Sweet Palm Juice

November–March • food

Palm juice is a delicious drink and a source of income for many Cambodians

Biking Cambodia

Biking Cambodia

December–February • activity

Exploring the country with your bike may be the most adventurous part of your journey

A Helicopter Flight above Angkor Wat

A Helicopter Flight above Angkor Wat

October–April • activity

See the UNESCO World Heritage-listed temples within the Angkor Archaeological Park from the air

Angkor Wat International Half Marathon

Angkor Wat International Half Marathon

December 06, 2020 • event

Enjoy a run inside the largest religious monument in the world—Angkor Wat