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!
See hundreds of lotus flowers in bloom near magnificent Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia
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
Get lost in the jungles of the Angkor area
See absolutely stunning sunrise and sunset in Angkor temple complex
Palm juice is a delicious drink and a source of income for many Cambodians
Are you in the mood for crispy crickets?
Rice plantations may be the best place to experience the local lifestyle
See the UNESCO World Heritage-listed temples within the Angkor Archaeological Park from the air
Exploring the country with your bike may be the most adventurous part of your journey
Enjoy a run inside the largest religious monument in the world—Angkor Wat
Cambodian mangoes are among the best in the world