Krong Siem Reap
is a famous resort city that serves as the capital of the Siem Reap Province, which is located to the northwestern side of Cambodia
. The city is known for its well-preserved culture, its intriguing traditional performances, its magnificent tourist attraction spots, as well as its numerous resorts and holiday homes. Krong Siem Reap features the gateway into the Angkor area, which is full of temples and remains the best attraction spot in Krong Siem Reap.
Krong Siem Reap is home to some of the most intricately done stone architecture, as seen with the main temple in Angkor - Angor Wat, as well as all the other temples in the Angkor region.
Visitors to Krong Siem Reap enjoy relaxing in the numerous spas and hotels, as well as shopping in the many high-end boutiques in the city. Touring the city museums, notably the Angkor National Museum, opens gates to one thousand Buddha statues and images displayed attractively therein.
Shopping needs are taken care of at the Angkor Night Market, where visitors have access to any product and goods needed, ranging from fashion items to souvenirs, and even street delicacies featuring the best local dishes. On the Pub Street, a vibrant night welcomes all visitors to Krong Siem Reap.
Krong Siem Reap features a typical tropical climate that is characterized by two major seasons - the long wet season and the dry season. The city receives a moderately high temperature throughout the year, within the hot range of 25°C (77°F) and 36°C (96.8°F).
During the wet season, from May
, Krong Siem Reap receives the highest rainfall with the rain gauge collecting up to 287.7mm (11.3") of precipitation on the rainiest days. September
is the wettest month of the year. During the season, the temperature remains high, in the range of 28°C (82.4°F) and 35°C (95°F). Minor flooding may be experienced as well as occasional thunderstorms.
The dry season also runs for six months, from November
through to April
. The season is characterized by moderately drier days, seeing that the precipitation measures anywhere between 3.7mm (0.1") and 57.3mm (2.3"). The driest month is January
that has less than two rainfall days all month long. The temperature remains high in the range of 20°C (68°F) to 35°C (95°F) throughout the season.
The peak of the travel season to Krong Siem Reap is between December
. During this period, the weather is more tropical, and the temperature is a lot tolerable, barely going above 28°C (82.4°F) on average per day. Also, this period is moderately dry - hence, no major rainfall interruptions when touring the city.
Some of the significant events n Krong Siem Reap include the Khmer New Year, which is celebrated on varying dates in April. The Bon Om Touk Water Festival happens every year in November in the Angkor region, featuring boat racing competitions, music performances, dance shows, as well as feasting and colorful decorations. Another popular event is the February
Giant Puppet Parade that is marked by giant puppet shows throughout Krong Siem Reap.