TRAVEL BY MONTHS

 Cambodia as well as Southeast Asia countries, has two main seasons, raining and dry season

 1.       The rainy season runs from the end of May through to the first half of October, but even this is still a great time to go! Though wet, the scenery is deep green and the waterfalls and rivers are at their most spectacular. The rain normally falls in the late afternoon or evening but it doesn’t take too long as you expect, and it is usually short and sharp, beautiful sky and nice sunset some day.  Also amazing brilliant lightning and thunder displays around you.

Adventurous Asia recommends you to travel to Asia and journey around the country by private transportation as this time as the scenery is  at its most radiant shade of green almost everywhere, the waterfalls and rivers are at their most spectacular. 

2.       The dry season lasts from October to May the time where the warm northeast monsoon arrives. Blowing like a hair-dryer set to high, the northeast monsoon dries out the country fast.

However, November and February are quite cool (high C20s) by April, the weather is scorching and oh-so-dry it will take your breath away. March and April complexly dry and hot in the Mid- Day travelling can be uncomfortable and hot, while April can be excruciating.

Adventurous Asia suggests our traveler to start the tour pretty early in the morning, have mid-day break and leave again for the activity in the later afternoon to avoid the heat. 

 Monthly Average Temperature

 JAN      FEB       MAR      APR        MAY      JUN        JUL   AUG      SEP       OCT      NOV    DEC

  27          27         32         37           35           28           25           25        25         26           26       26

 What to Bring

A. Before you travel  Adventurous Asia gives you more scenes of understanding once you just search for information on its pages. Because many countries do not have waste collection services, try to pack as little as possible. When buying toiletries, use only biodegradable products. Asian countries have modest dress codes. Local woman and men cover a great part of their body. Revealing too much "flesh" is considered very rude and offensive in many cultures. And prevent you from real contact with local people. Leave high cut shorts, sleeveless tops and revealing swimming suits at home. Instead pack loose clothes that cover your arms and legs. This way you will be more readily accepted by local people, and also be protected against the sun and insects. Modest dress will also minimize the risk of sexual harassment; local men won't assume that you are "available". Leave expensive jewelry, watches and unimpotant items at home. You do not need them while traveling and there is no need to show off your wealth to local people. We are rich in the west, but there is no need to remind the local people of our wealth.

 B. What to Bring and How Long to Stay in Siem Reap Angkor

Passes are sold at the Check point Counter, on the way to  the Angkor Archaeological Park.  Free photos taken are provided at the main entrance. Ticket bought are safeley kept during your visit to Angkor, and carefully checked at every monument.

Visiting hours are 5:00AM - 6:00PM. Angkor Wat closes at 6:00PM, Banteay Srey closes at 5:00PM and Kbal Spean at 3:00PM. For further visit, Beng Mealea, Koh Ker and Phnom Kulen are required to have the new passes.

What to Wear

Wear light, airy, covering clothing to protect yourself from the sun and mosquitoes. The sun can be intense so bring a hat, sunglasses and perhaps sunscreen. Consider buying a traditional Khmer scarf (krama) to keep the sun off your neck. Carry a raincoat during the wet season, though you will probably only need it in the afternoon. You should have mosquito repellent for sunrise and sunset hours. Wear practical shoes for climbing narrow steps and walking on uneven surfaces. For serious temple explorers, a flashlight, notebook and compass can come in handy. Books, refreshments, trinkets, postcards and film are available from small vendors throughout the temple complex.

Notes:  Clothing made from natural fibers is a smart choice. The jacket might be needed on cool winter evenings or in hotels and restaurants using excessive air-conditioning. Hat and high-factor sun block is advisable as protection against the hot sunny and humid when touring.  

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