Siem reap and Angkor Wat tourist information, weather, seasons, time

General information

Улица в Сиемреапе

Siem reap (Siem Reap, also Siemreap, Simrep, Siem reap, etc.) is a city in the North of Cambodia, the main stopping place for tourists to access the temples of Angkor archaeological Park (often referred to simply and mistakenly Angkor Wat). The city was founded in the year of 802, and its name literally means "Siam defeated". This city derived its name in the 16th century in honor of the victory over Thailand.

Detailed information about the temple complex of Angkor presented in a separate section.

Many disputes arise in connection with the correct spelling and pronunciation of the city name in Russian. According to the Great Soviet Encyclopedia and others later encyclopedias, the name of the city in Russian is spelled exactly as in Siem reap. Although this spelling does not accurately represent the pronunciation of a word, we stick to it, and all the critics immediately sent to the TSB for clarification. Don't rename the same to us the name "Australia" in "Australia" as it is more correctly pronounced with the original.

From a tourist point of view to consider Siem reap as a tourist interesting place without Angkor is not worth it. It is for the inspection of temple complexes of Siem reap is annually visited by a huge number of tourists. Thanks to the Angkor city is very popular and here began to develop the tourist infrastructure. Well, until in the early 19th century, the French explorers re-opened Angkor, Siem reap was simply a village.

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Today, Siem reap is a tourist town with lots of hotels, cafes and restaurants, and in addition to the temples of Angkor there are other attractions and entertainment. Close to town, built an international airport ready to receive flights from all over the world. The city's population is 171 800 people (as of 2009).

A beach holiday in Siem reap not, and will be able to sunbathe, except that pool.

If you stay in Siem reap for a few days and you will be free from visiting the temples of Angkor days, the city will do. Here is quite interesting and very modern Angkor national Museum, you can take time in the "Cultural village Cambodi". However, the main entertainment starts in the evening, with the coming of darkness. In the centre starts to work a few night markets where you can buy original Souvenirs, all kinds of fake and even genuine works of art by local artists. The famous Pub street (Pub Street) in bars and restaurants is accumulated a huge number of tourists. Many traditional massage parlors and salons "fish massage" beckoning tourists for a little money to do the massage. Hopes and adult nightlife. In General we can say that the night life in Siem reap is boiling, and every year more and more.

If you wish to further explore Siem reap before the trip, read information:

Weather, seasons

The climate of Siem Reap is tropical, wet and hot all year round. The average daily temperature throughout the year never drops below 30 degrees.

As usual in Asia, the year is divided into wet season (rainy season) and dry season:

The rainy season in Siemreap (low season) lasts from April to November, with the wettest months September and October.

Dry season (high season) lasts from December to March. In these months, rain almost never happens, especially in January.

The best time to visit Siem Reap and the high tourist season falls on the winter months, i.e. during the dry season. In addition, during the most of festivals and holidays. In April, November and August average rainfall is also less and the chances of rainy weather not less. In General, given the not beach holiday in Siem reap, you can visit it throughout the year, just in the rainy months will be much more likely to get wet in the rain during the inspection of the temples.

Average weather in Siem reap during the year:

A month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Saint Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 32.0
Average low °C (°F) 19.7
Precipitation is mm. 0.7 3.5 28.0 61.2 175.9 221.3 236.6 151.0 276.1 248.0 81.7 10.1 1,494.1

Time in Siem reap

Time in Siem reap, like Phnom Penh, ahead of Moscow in summer and winter, to +4 hours. Current time in Phnom Penh:

Helpful information

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Guides. Almost all the hotels in Siem Reap can get for free are very useful guides to the temples of Angkor "Siem Reap Angkor Visitors Guide" and Siemreap "Siem Reap Pocket Guide". Both English guidebook.

Markets. Prices in the markets of Siem Reap initially may seem frighteningly high. But if you haggle, will be able to buy Souvenirs and all kinds of fakes for next to nothing.

Money. Do not rush to change dollars to local currency, riels (currency of Cambodia, the exchange rate). Almost all calculations in Cambodia is conducted in us dollars and local money you will need with the exception that as Souvenirs home.

The supermarket in Siem reap. Good supermarket Lucky Supermarket is located in the same shopping center on the street Sivatha road. Where you can buy drinks, semi-finished products, canned food. Another supermarket with wholesale prices located in the old market area on the same Sivatha road. All prices are, as usual, in dollars.

Reviews about Siem reap

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
iva 03 Jan 2015, 17:05
Recently ventured out of Vietnam on a motorbike in Cambodia to go. And tortured me a question let me in with a Vietnamese bike in Cambodia? or not?

At the Vietnamese border, a lot of "intermediaries", which for $ 5 you are ready to put a stamp without your involvement (to boast) and without queues. This divorce, if there is a queue, it moves quickly. The stamp and all free! At the Vietnamese border, many say that Cambodians won't let a scooter with Vietnamese numbers. I figured since you released me, it means that there is an opportunity there to pass.

On the Cambodian border more difficult... Need to fill anketku for a Visa, she need a picture, but then for $ 5 are helpers that will fill in the questionnaire for you and one agree about the uselessness of photography. It turned out that with a photo of the visa costs 30 dollars, and without pictures 33, but the customs officers. There are people who for $ 10 you will move the bike across the border, which is also expensive. Just after the paperwork (by the way they fingerprinted), go to MOTOBIKE and pass the border.

PS: One tamogenaya said that the police were to catch you with these numbers. But I did not come across to them, nor in Vietnam (driving without a license), nor in Cambodia. Who had experience to share. ...
Martee 15 Mar 2015, 08:05
By passing the well-known attractions of Siem reap such as Angkor (Angkor), old market (Old Market) and Apsara Show (Apsara Show), appeared in the city a new Center of prophecy and of healing (Fortune Telling and healing centre). In this center you can know the future through astrology, palmistry and much more. Astrology is there not such, to which we are accustomed. It is more like the ancient sacred art. The place is remarkable for the fact that for the most eager and daring can be made a special magic ritual to change destiny. As for treatment, you treat it, of course, first and foremost the soul with the help of minerals and herbs, but the effect is striking. In my case, the changes started to happen the next day! In General, if You want to add magic to your life, to understand why the constant is the same, and most importantly, to look into the future - You there! I was very pleased! In General, I love these things, in all the trips I try to visit these places, but what I saw in Siem reap - the incomparable and breathtaking! Maybe it's the city itself is such an unusual...
In short, is a magical place, almost in the city centre on the ground floor of the hotel Villa Sagittarius, not far from Old Market, opposite the Quad Bike Adventure. ...
admin 23 Dec 2016, 04:49
The only thing you forgot to mention the restriction on the reverse is valid only when visa-free travel, we have about this has long been written everywhere - ... neniya.php. so before you go all read on the topic. ...
admin 16 Jan 2017, 06:43
From HCM to Phnom Penh bus is 7-10 hours, and from TNG to SMRP for more than 6 hours. As for the stop in Phnom Penh on the way to Siemriep or not, I would definitely say that I'd drop in and make a stop there for 2 full days. To visit the country and not to visit the capital for me is a defective acquaintance with the country, so I always visit the capital. In Phnom Penh you need to watch at least "the killing fields", the Royal Palace, Wat Phnom, NAT. Museum. But there is besides so much more interesting. ...
admin 16 Jan 2017, 07:00
Hello Anya. To change the dongs can be precisely, but regarding the profitability of the course you will not tell. In any case, the logic of the exchange rate of the Dong to Riel should be more profitable than from dongs to dollars then dollars. But on the other hand, dollars in Cambodia in the course, and the local currency by tourists almost never used, so it may be easier to change dongs for dollars in Vietnam, and in Cambodia directly have to pay with dollars, as all do. ...
admin 28 Jan 2017, 12:54
Is Siemrpe have time to go on trips to the tropical gardens is to see Angkor? ...
katiaLike 04 Feb 2017, 11:22
A very interesting story. Photo said it! ...
katiaLike 04 Feb 2017, 11:23
Thanks for the routes. Useful...! ...
pilot59 09 Oct 2017, 09:49
Guys hi. May I repeat , the visa for Cambodia is valid for 3 months from the date of issuance.Within this period you can call for 30 days.Even stopping in the last day, term the same a period of 30 days. ...
Katerina1 20 Jan 2018, 05:15
How many places should I politici..) ...