Siem Reap Weather Update – September and October 2011!

 

Current Situation: Thursday 27 October 2011

 

The last week have been nice and sunny, and all tourist areas are open as usual. Flooding in Bangkok has no impact on  Siem Reap town, but we recommend visitors traveling by land from Bangkok, to check conditions on the day of travel, as the flood there may have impact on the travel route / time.  For visitors arriving via Bangkok by air, everything is operating as normal.

Current Situation: Friday 21 October 2011

The last few days have been nice and sunny and all streets in central parts of town are now dry. All tourist areas are open as usual.  Flooding in Bangkok has no impact on  Siem Reap town.

Current Situation: Tuesday 18 October 2011

As a follow up to yesterday. Water has receded from most streets, and  at noon its a sunny day in Siem Reap. As water levels are receding ,  most tourist areas are open as usual.

Current Situation: Monday 17 October 2011

With last night’s rain and some heavy afternoon rain, the river flood level rose about 15cm. This evening levels are going down again, dropping down to the last level from yesterday. At the moment, most of the central area of town has water in the streets, but levels are expected to lower in the morning. Of tourist attractions that may be closed tomorrow,  we would include the following: Phnom Kulen,  Kbal Spien, Chong Khneas, Banteay Srey, and Preak Toal.

Tonight the tourist area of central Siem Reap is still vibrant, and visitors appreciate the welcoming attitude and resilience of the local community.

Current Situation: Sunday 16 October 2011
The Siem Reap River flooded over its riverbanks again on Friday, 14 October, and as a result areas of central parts of the town center of Siem Reap is covered with water.  All commerce in town are mostly operating as normal, and the streets are still easily accessible, either by foot, bicycle, motorbike, tuk-tuk or car.

Soria Moria Hotel is dry, and not directly affected by the flood  – and tourists are arriving as normal.
The road to the temples of Angkor is dry, and you will still be able to visit most temples as normal. There is no need to cancel your trip! But we would like you to be aware of the flooding prior to your arrival! To prepare, make sure you bring clothing and shoes that can handle getting wet. For exploring town by foot, shorts and sandals/flip-flops or other shoes in rubber or plastic are recommended.

The weather in Siem Reap today is sunny and about 29 degrees.

If you are concerned about your upcoming trip, and you booking with Soria Moria, please send us an emailmail@thesoriamoria.com with any questions/concerns, or call us on +855 63 964 768 or +855 12 423 920, and we will update you on the current situation.

The airport:
The airport is not affected. Flights are operating as usual

Bus station:
Buses to most other major cities are still operating as normal. Taxis are also available.

The Angkor Temple Complex:
The temple complex is still open as usual, and most of the temple roads are dry.  The temples in Roulus Group are not affected.

Tourist sights:
National Museum, Silk Farm, Ceramics Center, War Memorial, Killing Fields & Psal Leu (New Market), Psa Chas (Old market) and Central Market  and Night Market are still open as normal. Helicopter rides are available as usual, and Balloon rides are available in the mornings. The floating village, Ta Phrom, Banteay Srei, Phnom Kulen and Kbal Spien are closed for tourists today.

Pub Street and Old market area:
The area around Old market is covered with water, but its still accessible. Most shops are open like normal. In Pub street, The Alley and the tourist center, restaurants and bars are open but expect some water in certain areas.

Current Situation: Monday 10 October 2011
The Siem Reap River flooded over its riverbanks again yesterday, 9 October, and as a result many streets in the town center of Siem Reap is covered with water.  All commerce in town are operating as normal, and the streets are still easily accessible, either by foot, bicycle, motorbike, tuk-tuk or car.

Soria Moria Hotel is dry, and not directly affected by the flood  – and tourists are arriving as normal.
The road to the temples of Angkor is dry, and you will still be able to visit all the temples as normal. There is no need to cancel your trip! But we would like you to be aware of the flooding prior to your arrival! To prepare, make sure you bring clothing and shoes that can handle getting wet. For exploring town by foot, shorts and sandals/flip-flops or other shoes in rubber or plastic are recommended.

The weather in Siem Reap today is partly overcast, partly sunny and about 29 degrees. The flooding is caused by heavy rain in other parts of the region.

If you are concerned about your upcoming trip, and you booking with Soria Moria, please send us an email mail@thesoriamoria.com with any questions/concerns, or call us on +855 63 964 768 or +855 12 423 920, and we will update you on the current situation.

The airport:
The airport is not affected. Flights are operating as usual

Bus station:
Buses to most other major cities are still operating as normal. Taxis are also available.

The Angkor Temple Complex:
The temple complex is still open as usual, and most of the temple roads are dry.  The temples is Roulus Group are not affected.

Tourist sights:
National Museum, Silk Farm, Ceramics Center, War Memorial, Killing Fields & Psal Leu (New Market), Psa Chas (Old market) and Central Market  and Night Market are still open as normal. Helicopter rides are available as usual, and Balloon rides are available in the mornings. The floating village of Chong Kneas is not accessible at the moment, but Kampong Plukk, Kampong Kleang and Me Chrey are accessible.

Pub Street and Old market area:
The area around Old market is covered with water, but its still accessible. Shops are open like normal. In Pub street, The Alley and the tourist center, restaurants and bars are open as normal.

Older Updates:

 

Current Situation: Friday 30 September 2011
The flooding is over in Siem Reap town!  The sun is shining & things are back to normal! Most streets in Siem Reap town center are dry again! For the following weeks weather forecast for Siem Reap, click  here.

Dry Season will start in November, and the temperatures will be pleasant for exploring the Kingdom of Wonder!

The Current Situation: Thursday 29 September 2011
We are happy that the water level all over Siem Reap town has reclined. There is still water in the streets around Siem Reap River, the old market area and Wat Bo, but many parts of town are now dry. All temples are open to tourists, and tourists activities are open as usual again after the Pchum Ben Holiday.

Tourists have been arriving Siem Reap as normal during the flooding. Soria Moria is nice and dry and the hotel itself has not been affected by the flood, and our restaurant and rooftop bar has been open as usual. The roads around the hotel are still a little wet, but easily accessible by tuk-tuk, car or bicycle. For exploring town by foot, shorts and flip-flops are recommended.

Many of our guests have had a positive experience in Siem Reap this week, and have enjoyed walking around the area interacting with locals and their children playing in the shallow water on the roads near the river.

 

The current Situation: Monday 26 September 2011

This morning we were happy to see that the water levels had gone down slightly, and this afternoon the sun was shining. This evening at 6pm it was confirmed that the water level had come down with 3 cm.

 

 

Older updates:

Flooding in SiemRreap!

Early Friday morning (23rd September 2011) a flood hit Siem Reap, and major parts of town were covered with water. The flood was a result of heavy rainfalls in Northern parts of the country and region.

If you are concerned about your upcoming trip, please send us an email mail@thesoriamoria.com with any questions/concerns, or call us on +855 63 964 768 or +855 12 423 920, and we will update you on the current situation

The airport:
The airport is not affected. Flights are operating as usual

Bus station:
Busses to most other major cities are still operating as normal, but you can expect the travel time to take a little longer than normal. Taxies are also available.

The Angkor Temple Complex:
The temple complex is still open as usual, and most of the temple roads are dry. Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom & Bayon are not affected, but a few temples on the grand circuit have been closed. The temples is Roulus Group are not affected.

Tourist sights:
National Museum, Ceramics Center, War memorial, Killing Fields & Psal Leu (New Market) are still open as normal. Helicopter rides are available as usual, and Balloon rides are available in the mornings. The floating villages Kampong Plukk and Chong Kneas are not accessible at the moment, but Mampong Kleang and Me Chrey are accessible.

Bar Street and Old market area:
The area is covered with water, but most restaurants and bars are still open.
Many of the shops in the old Market are closed (about 50%). Partly because of the Pchum Ben Holiday and partly because of the water level.

If you are concerned about your upcoming trip, please send us an email mail@thesoriamoria.com with any questions/concerns, or call us on +855 63 964 768 or +855 12 423 920, and we will update you on the current situation

 

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