Siem Reap draws attention to people all over the world for its heavenly temples. Located in Cambodia, Siem Reap is the keeper of the world’s largest religious site which is Angkor Wat. The temple had dated from the 12th century and built during when the Khmer Empire was in power. Besides that, Siem Reap has more to offer than the religious complex itself, swing by Tonle Sap Fishing Villages where you can have home-cooked fish at local’s homes. Take your time to tour the village seeing the vast green floating rice fields and be awed by the beauty of the quaint, peaceful neighbourhood.
Drop a visit to Siem Reap in between October to July, the weather is ideal for sight-seeing around the town and to have a stopover at Angkor Wat. However, you might want to plan early if you happen to visit in July because it is one of the busiest months in Siem Reap. To avoid marked up prices due to active tourism, do book your lodgings and airline tickets early. Just for your information, the other months that fall under peak season are May and January. If you are under a small-budgeted trip, you can come to visit in August because the weather is a little erratic. Thus, tourism in Siem Reap slows down, which results in lower prices and better deals.
Iloilo International Airport – The Iloilo International Airport is also known as Cabatuan Airport or as Santa Barbara Airport because it serves Cabatuan, Iloilo and Santa Barbara. It is regarded as one of the Philippines’ top five busiest airports. The major airline that operates here is Cebu Pacific. To get to Iloilo Airport is relatively easy because there are many means of transportations like taxis, vans, jeeps and rail to reach the airport. From the airport to Iloilo City, the distance is around 19-kilometres which is only a 30-minute-drive. The fare for a van is around PHP 50, while for taxis is approximately PHP 350 – 400.
Siem Reap International Airport – The Siem Reap International Airport is serving the town of Siem Reap. Because of the city’s hot destination – Angkor Wat, Siem Reap International Airport is now Cambodia’s second busiest airport. The major airlines that operate here are Cambodia Angkor Air, Lanmei Airlines and Sky Angkor Airlines. The airport is only 8.7-kilometres to Siem Reap central centre. Travelling to and from the airport is easy because you can take a taxi, use your e-hailing app, or take a tuk-tuk ride. For taxi, the fare will cost you around PHP 512, while the tuk-tuk is around PHP 307. Regarding the facilities in the airport, Siem Reap International Airport has everything you need, such as duty-free stores, convenience stores, restaurants, cafes, ATM and lounges.
Like other cities in Southeast Asian countries, Siem Reap has a tropical climate. It has a period of heavy rains and less rainy period. The driest month in Siem Reap is January, while April is the wettest month. Due to not experiencing four-seasons, the annual temperature in Siem Reap is 27.1 degree-Celsius. If you are not keen on hot weather, you might want to avoid April as it is the hottest month with a temperature of 29.7 degree-Celsius. Drop a visit in December as the average temperature is 24 degree Celsius, and it is the coldest month.