Siem Reap, Cambodia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Siem Reap, Cambodia? If you're planning to go to Siem Reap, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

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.

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

January

If you visit Siem Reap during January, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 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're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses

February

Traveling to Siem Reap in February, you will notice that it can be very hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sandals

March

If you visit Siem Reap during March, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot and dry with little rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses

April

If you vacation in Siem Reap during April, you are likely to find that it can be blisteringly hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Light shorts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Tank tops
  • Skirts
  • Light dresses
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Thin short sleeve shirts

May

May in Siem Reap is extremely hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella

June

If you go to Siem Reap in June, you will notice that it can be very hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses

July

Traveling to Siem Reap in July, you will notice that it can be very hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts

August

Traveling to Siem Reap in August, you will notice that it is constantly hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Sandals

September

September in Siem Reap is extremely hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage

October

October is consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sandals

November

November in this region is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat

December

If you are traveling to Siem Reap in December, you will notice that it is extremely hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A, C and G
  • A SIM card that works in Siem Reap
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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