Siem Reap Weather in May
Season: Rainy Season
The rainy season of Siem Reap kicks off in May. In other words, Siem Reap weather in May is rainy. In the whole month, there are about 17 rainy days and the precipitation increases to 181mm. The humidity also increases along with the rainfall, arriving at 66%. The average temperature also keeps a pretty high level, generally hovering between 27-34℃(81-93℉). The high humidity makes visitors feel hotter than it actually is. The super hot and rainy weather in May makes it not favorable to visit Siem Reap. However, if you insist, make sure to prepare rain gear for outdoor activities.
Averages for Siem Reap Weather in May
What to Wear in Siem Reap in May
Top Things to Do in Siem Reap in May
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Exploring Siem Reap in May, you are suggested to take a stroll around the Angkor National Museum before heading to the glamorous Angkor Wat Temple complex. The museum collects a lot of artifacts from Angkor Wat, offering you an insight into the fascinating temples’ historical backgrounds. It’s also advised to get up early another day to enjoy the stunning sunrise view of Angkor Wat or climb up to 60m (197 ft.) high Phnom Bakeng to appreciate Angkor Wat at sunset. Apart from the temple exploration, it is also suggested to take a boat to float on Tonle Sap Lake in the rainy season, which is 15 km (9.3 mi) south of Siem Reap town, and visit the local floating villages. Siem Reap also features a vibrant pub street and a busy night market selling all kinds of goods from handicrafts to paintings, stone carvings, and street snacks.