Questions Related To Angkor Wat And Siem Reap Answered

Here are some frequently asked questions about Angkor Wat and Siem Reap and their best researched answers:

1. Whether conditions are hot in Siem Reap. So, how to beat the heat?

Because of the draught there was a heat wave in Cambodia, but that has passed. The weather is still hot but the livelihood of Siem Reap and Angkor Wat relies massively on the tourism of the cities. There are many ways to cool of the heat. Rise before the sun does, and start your sightseeing. Schedule your outdoor sightseeing from 7 am to 11 am. This is Best time to see the temples and enjoy them without heat hindering you.

Take a break around noon, eat in the air-conditioned restaurant and go for a swim to cool off, return to your sightseeing in the evening. Don’t let the heat keep you from experiencing the best cities of the world.

2. What sort of adopter should I bring for my electrical appliances?

The voltage stays constant around 230V, and the type of plugs that are common throughout the cities are A, C and G, the standard regularity of voltage is 50Hz.

3. Best time to visit Siem Reap and Angkor Wat?

This is by far the most asked question. It depends totally on your preference of the weather. If you prefer cooler climate then from, late November till end of February will suit you the best as its winter time there and the weather becomes considerably cool.

However, winters are the most crowded time of the year, tourist come from all over the world to visit the temples. If you’d rather prefer sun and hot weather then March and April are the times you should visit the cities, though these months tend to get a bit dry.

According to popular reviews, the best time to visit is the monsoon season – when everything is freshly washed and lush green, May is wet month of Siem Reap.

4. What to pack in terms of tradition and heat?

Short skirts, sleeveless and mini frocks and skirts are a big NO for many reasons. The heat and mosquitoes for one, and also these kinds of skin revealing clothing isn’t allowed at the temples. So, you should pack a lot of loose and long-sleeved clothing, this is will keep the mosquitoes from feasting on you and it will be appropriate for they temple visits as well. If you do plan to wear sleeveless clothing then you must take a light sarong to cover your shoulders up so you don’t offend the locals. To keep a cool shade on your face hat and caps are recommended and flipflops or beach slippers to keep your feet cool when walking around the city. But if you plan to trek around the temple you will need walking or trekking shoes as well. If it’s a monsoon visit don’t forget to packet a light rain coat and a jacket to keep you warm. You will need some smart casual clothes as well if you plan to hit the clubs and bars around Siem Reap. If you do forget anything fear not, because almost everything is available at the market for the unprepared tourist.

It’s always better to know these little things about the place you are visiting to get the best out of your trip.  

Siem Reap is a great place to visit and there are hundreds of reasons why you might want to come and see us in temple town. We’ve only listed five here, but after you’ve spend a few days exploring Angkor Wat and eating out in town, we’re sure you’ll have hundreds of reasons why you love it here too.

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