When is the best time to visit Angkor Wat?

Angkor Wat is one of the world’s most magnificent structures. This is a large temple that is commonly referred to as the lost city of Angkor.  Angkor Wat attracts travelers from all over the world due to its vast collection of ruins.

The Angor Wat Temple Complex is one of Cambodia’s most popular tourist attractions. Despite the fact that there are other temples in the vicinity, this one is the most amazing for a variety of reasons. If you’re interested in learning more about the best time to visit this place, continue reading the article below.


Cambodia is hot all year, with two distinct seasons: a dry season from October to April and a wet season from May to October. The dry season is the most popular time to visit Angkor since the city’s country roads are easier to navigate, although the temples can be more crowded.

The rainy season brings downpours, although they usually only happen once a day and have additional benefits like clearing the humidity, filling the magnificent canals and reservoirs of Angkor, and turning the forest into lush greenery. There is, of course, the added benefit of fewer visitors.

Between the months of November and March is the best time to visit Angkor Wat. Since this is the dry season, travelers are welcome to dress casually. April is another month when you should avoid visiting this location. It is the hottest month, and wandering about the stone ruins of Angkor Wat may be very uncomfortable.

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The best time of the day

It is best to visit Angkor Wat at different times of the day because the images you take seem better during the day. Visiting this temple first thing in the morning is the best time to explore. Early in the morning, you can easily take some stunning photographs. 

During this time, several religious meetings are held which can prove to be really breathtaking for the visitors. You can indulge in such meetings and click some memorable pictures. 

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You can come around in the evening to capture even more interesting photos. Sunset is one of the best times to visit this place as sunlight allows you to click some great pictures

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