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Siem Reap

Holiday Types

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Visit siem reap

Set in northwest Cambodia, Siem Reap was once a small backwater town but during the past two decades it has changed beyond all recognition and is now best known for being the gateway to the Angkor ruins, a sprawling World Heritage-listed complex of more than 400 ancient temples with the magnificent Angkor Wat as its focal point. Visitors come here to see the temples, of course, but there is plenty to do in and around the city when you're templed out. Siem Reap has reinvented itself as the epicentre of chic Cambodia, with everything from backpacker party pads to five-star hotels, an exciting variety of restaurants, sumptuous spas, great shopping to suit both foodies and adventurers, and a creative cultural scene that includes Cambodia's leading contemporary circus.
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Surrounded by a patchwork of paddy fields and providing a gateway to the temples of Angkor, Siem Reap is one of Cambodia's most chic and charming towns.
Lim Sopheaktra
Cambodia Travel Specialist

Best Time to Visit Siem Reap

Best time to visit Siem Reap and its Angkor Temple Complex is between November to March, when temperatures are cool and days are mostly dry - great for exploring ancient temple ruins.

However, this coincides with Cambodia's peak season, which means bigger crowds, less hotel availability and higher prices. If you would prefer to visit when crowds are thinner, consider going in the shoulder monsoon months of June or September/October. It's likely to be wet, hot and humid but the temples will be a little quieter than at other times of the year. Plus you'll get to see Angkor Wat when its moats are filled with water.
Max Temperature(ºC)
Jan
30
Feb
32
Mar
34
Apr
34
May
33
Jun
32
Jul
31
Aug
31
Sep
31
Oct
30
Nov
30
Dec
30
Rainfall (mm)
Jan
0
Feb
8
Mar
20
Apr
52
May
134
Jun
163
Jul
179
Aug
211
Sep
247
Oct
210
Nov
77
Dec
11
Month
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

JAN
30ºC
0mm

FEB
32ºC
8mm

MAR
34ºC
20mm

APR
34ºC
52mm

MAY
33ºC
134mm

JUN
32ºC
163mm

JUL
31ºC
179mm

AUG
31ºC
211mm

SEP
31ºC
247mm

OCT
30ºC
210mm

NOV
30ºC
77mm

DEC
30ºC
11mm

Suggested Itineraries

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Siem Reap, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists. Alternatively, if you would like to include a visit to Siem Reap on a bespoke touring itinerary to Cambodia, do not hesitate to contact us.
Cruise Mekong from Saigon to Siem Reap

Ho Chi Minh City - Cai Be - Chau Doc - Phnom Penh - Kratie - Kampong Cham - Siem Reap
Siem Reap and Southern Coast

Siem Reap - Phnom Penh - Kep - Sihanoukville
Kratie and Mondulkiri Explorer

Kampong Cham - Mondulkiri - Kratie - Siem Reap
Highlights of Cambodia and Thailand

Phnom Penh - Siem Reap - Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Chiang Mai - Phuket
Grand Tour of Cambodia: Ancient Ruins, Forgotten Temples & Pristine Beaches

Phnom Penh - Kampong Cham - Kratie - Kampong Thom - Siem Reap - Battambang - Kep - Sihanoukville
Food Adventure Cambodia

Phnom Penh - Kampot - Kep - Battambang - Siem Reap
Essential Cambodia and Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City - Cai Be - Can Tho - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap
Cycling Bangkok to Siem Reap

Bangkok - Pattaya - Battambang - Siem Reap

Cruises in Siem Reap

RV AmaDara Cruise
RV AmaDara Cruise is the latest addition to the Ama Waterways fleet, and a rather gorgeous affair, with sleek lines and equally sleek, spacious cabins and suites, all with private balconies. From the moment you step on board the boutique cruise, you will be inspired in our signature world of all-inclusive luxury.
RV Amalotus Cruise
The RV AmaLotus Cruise features large public areas for you to relax and enjoy your journey, including an air-conditioned lounge connected with the Sun Deck and Wellness Centre.
RV Mekong Navigator Cruise
With a design reminiscent of the French Colonial–era manor homes that once lined the streets of Old Saigon, the all-suite Mekong Navigator features a sophisticated and comfortable ambience.
Le Cochinchine Cruise
Le Cochinchine Cruise is a modern and tastefully designed river barge. Built in traditional style Le Cochinchine Cruise measures around 30 meters long from bow to stern and has two 420 HP engines , one in back up, making Le Cochinchine Cruise a very powerful and safe river vessel.
RV Jayavarman Cruise
Received its fame by the legendary God King of ancient Cambodia, King Jayavarman VII, this Luxury Mekong Delta Cruise combines French colonial style with an aura of the Far East. Peacefully meandering along the Mekong, you will feel at once completely at home yet exhilarated by your journey along one of Asia’s most scenic rivers.<br>
RV Mekong Adventurer Cruise
Newly launched and limited to only sixty guests, the RV Mekong Adventurer Cruise sets the benchmark for luxury adventure cruising on the Mekong Delta River. The Mekong Adventurer is uniquely engineered and built to navigate these waters almost without restriction, taking you further than many comparable ships.
RV Mekong Prestige II Cruise
One of the state-of-the art brand new cruisers on the Mekong and operated by a French-Vietnamese joint venture, Mekong Prestige II Cruise is designed with fashionable combination between imposing elegance and regional Khmer accent. The luxury Mekong Delta cruise operates between HCMC and Siem Reap via Cai Be, Chau Doc, Phnom Penh.<br>
RV Jahan Cruise
RV Jahan Cruise is the latest member among the Mekong River Boat Collection and a sibling of the famous Jayavarman. It was launched in 2012 and designed as a luxury Mekong Delta cruise with a boutique style enjoying distinguishing British Indian colonial theme with large balcony staterooms.
RV Mekong Pandaw
RV Mekong Pandaw is one of the best luxury Mekong Delta cruises that float from Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) in Vietnam to Siem Reap in Cambodia. With this you will see the best of Indochina, from the French colonial cities of Saigon and Phnom Penh to the World Heritage Site of Angkor with its amazing Khmer temples.
Aqua Mekong Cruise
Coming into use since 2014, Aqua Mekong Cruise is a Luxury Mekong Delta Cruise with an intimate, exclusive feel. The vessel with spacious and indulgent cabins, yet intimate enough to feel entirely elite, will absolutely bring tourists relaxed time and comfortable services.<br>