Siem Reap, Cambodia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

Traveling to Siem Reap, Cambodia? If you're planning to go to Siem Reap, this article contains some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Siem Reap, Cambodia

Based on the climate and weather in Siem Reap, the best time to go is December. See below for details.

Important essentials for Siem Reap, Cambodia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Siem Reap, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection you can have.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Travel insurance

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  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly product.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often wear away. An unreadable vaccination card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Siem Reap, Cambodia by month

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January

January here can be very hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Wat Thmei Temple & Stupa Memorial to the Killing Fields, wear:

If you see the Angkor National Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

If you vacation in Siem Reap during February, you will probably find that it can be sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Wat Thmei Temple & Stupa Memorial to the Killing Fields, wear:

If you see the Angkor National Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

Traveling to Siem Reap in March, you will notice that it can be sweltering and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Wat Thmei Temple & Stupa Memorial to the Killing Fields, wear:

If you see the Angkor National Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

April can be sizzling. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Wat Thmei Temple & Stupa Memorial to the Killing Fields, wear:

If you see the Angkor National Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

If you are traveling to Siem Reap in May, you will notice that it is extremely hot. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Wat Thmei Temple & Stupa Memorial to the Killing Fields, wear:

If you see the Angkor National Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

June in Siem Reap is consistently hot and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Wat Thmei Temple & Stupa Memorial to the Killing Fields, wear:

If you see the Angkor National Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

If you visit Siem Reap during July, you might see that it is really hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Wat Thmei Temple & Stupa Memorial to the Killing Fields, wear:

If you see the Angkor National Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

If you are traveling to Siem Reap in August, you will notice that it is consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Wat Thmei Temple & Stupa Memorial to the Killing Fields, wear:

If you see the Angkor National Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

If you vacation in Siem Reap during September, you might notice that it can be sweltering and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Wat Thmei Temple & Stupa Memorial to the Killing Fields, wear:

If you see the Angkor National Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

October in this region is constantly hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Wat Thmei Temple & Stupa Memorial to the Killing Fields, wear:

If you see the Angkor National Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

November in Siem Reap is consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) to 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Wat Thmei Temple & Stupa Memorial to the Killing Fields, wear:

If you see the Angkor National Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

If you vacation in Siem Reap during December, you may find that it can be very hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Wat Thmei Temple & Stupa Memorial to the Killing Fields, wear:

If you see the Angkor National Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Siem Reap, Cambodia

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Siem Reap.

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