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Time of the year


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Angkor average Climate

Angkor average Climate

Time of Year

One thing to consider before you decide on which option to take is the scale and spread of the main sites and also the time of year you choose to go. Cambodia is just 840 miles north of the Equator meaning that the climate is tropical and subject to monsoon seasons.

November to February is considered the most comfortable season to visit, as this is the cool and dry season where temperatures are usually between 25-30C and generally pretty dry. Consequently however, this is also the most popular time to visit and as such the sites can become very over crowded.

Flooded roads in Cambodia

Flooded roads in Cambodia

March to May is the height of the dry season and temperatures can reach up to 40C, which can be pretty unbearable when hiking up and down steep monuments with no shade and very little breeze. Also being so hot and dry means that its pretty hazy with a fair amount of dust. The sites can also potentially appear slightly barren/sparse of vegetation and are probably at their least photogenic for this reason.

June to October is the monsoon season where daily rain showers moderate the temperatures somewhat and can give the sites a more dynamic appearance as the vegetation springs to life and the moats fill with water. However the roads and paths potentially can become flooded but the rains do tend to arrive with fairly consistent reliability, usually arriving in the early afternoon and only lasting 2-3 hours.