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

Temperature: 30°C / 86°F
High Temperature: 34°C / 93°F
Low Temperature: 27°C / 81°F
Humidity: 66%
Rainfall: 181 mm
Rainy Days: 17 days
Sunrise: 05:37 ~ 05:43
Sunset: 18:20 ~ 18:28

What to Wear in Siem Reap in May

If you visit Siem Reap in May, the best clothes to wear are airy and light summer clothes like T-shirts, blouses, shorts, and skirts. Please note that sleeveless tops should be avoided if visiting the religious temples; the shorts and skirts should also below the knees. Sandals are recommended in your luggage. Swimwear could also be prepared if you want to relax in your hotel pool in the hottest time of the day. Of course, sunglasses, hats, sunscreen, and raincoats are indispensable.  
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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.  

- Last updated on Mar. 24, 2023 by Kate Liu -