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Is September a great time to visit the Angkor Wat?

Angkor Wat is beautiful all year round

Angkor Wat is beautiful all year round- source: internet

September is in the monsoon season in the Angkor Wat. Like other destinations elsewhere in Southeast Asia, heavy rain showers should be expected during that time but they will not last long. Even when the showers become heavier from the month of June onwards, the rain showers are likely to fall in afternoon and even much heavier downfalls overnight, during the rest of the day, you will experience plenty of sunshine. You know what? Heavy rains are not a disadvantage but a favorable condition to make the flowers bloom and the vegetation lush.

September is a great time to visit Angkor Wat for photographers

September is a great time to visit for photographers- source :internet

So, do not let the name of rainy season – the wettest time in a year – scare you off in a visit to Siem Reap. If you want to avoid the summer heat and the arrival of peak tourist season crowds, the rainy season is a great time to visit. In September, an impressive sight of the fantastic temples of Angkor with their moats full appeals to any photography enthusiasts. Why don’t you still hesitate to put up with a bit of mud to reach this charming area? Cambodia holidays

September, when the landscapes and views are really gentle, peaceful and picturesque, is the best time to visit for photographers.

Angkor Wat at Sunrise and sunset – the most spectacular sights to expect in September

Angkor west or east gate for sunrise, Phnom Bakheng for sunset are the two most popular places that the majority of travelers go for the most spectacular sights in the Angkor Wat in September.

Angkor Wat at sunrise

Sunrise at the Angkor Wat

Sunrise at the Angkor Wat- source: internet

Seeing the sun gradually rise over the Angkor Wat to reveal its natural beauty is an iconic travel experience. To have some time to spare before this one-of-a-kind moment, you have to get up as early as 4.00 in the morning, pick up a torch and catch a tuk tuk to the Angkor Wat. However, you will not feel lonely at all as there will be a steady stream of tourists all hoping to capture this incredible sunrise over the temple. When the sun begins to rise, the majestic temples of Angkor Wat, which are illuminated on the horizon, treats you to some charming shades of blues and purples that you cannot find elsewhere. The Lotus Pond, where you can see the classic Angkor Wat silhouette and a beautiful sky filled with purple, red and crimson hues reflected, is also place to go for the best shoots ever.

Angkor Wat at sunset

Sunset over the Angkor WatSunset over the Angkor Wat

Sunset over the Angkor Wat- source: internet

Phnom Bakheng is located on top of a hill, this is the reason why it offers you with an unobstructed view when the sun goes down. From the top of Phnom Bakheng, you can get a good 360 degree view of Angkor Wat landscape to get a really quiet and romantic sunset.

You cannot imagine how large the number of people coming here to seek for a splendid Angkor sunset is, so to get a premium sitting spot and much time taking nice photos, it is best to arrive as early as possible to beat the incredible crowds. Expect 30 minutes to reach to the temple and another 30 minutes or so for the hike up to the temple, you should plan to leave for these temples around 4 PM. Then, you will have time to be all ready with your camera.

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