Temples of Angkor in detail

When to go and weather

  • Avoid the sweltering temperatures of March to May.
  • November to February is the best time of year to travel, but this is no secret, so it coincides with peak season. And peak season really is mountainous in this day and age, with more than two million visitors a year descending on Angkor.
  • The summer months of July and August can be a surprisingly rewarding time, as the landscape is emerald green, the moats overflowing with water, and the moss and lichen in bright contrast to the grey sandstone.
  • The Angkor Wat International Half Marathon takes place annually in December, including the option of bicycle rides for those not into running.