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we fly out friday and we are planning on going to siem reap to go to ankor. We just would like to know if it is worth while to still go at this point in time or would we be best off postponing our trip

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    Hi there...

    It certainly isn't the best time to go, that is for sure. As far as Siem Reap/Angkor Wat is concerned, the floods have affected those areas significantly - although not as bad as other areas in Cambodia.

    Take a look at this blog for photos to give you a bit of context:

    http://onlyincambodia.blogspot.com/2011/10/water-water-everywhere.html

    That being said, it appears that the worst of the floods is over now, and as the months shift, so does the weather - Late Oct/Early November sees a seasonal shift into drier conditions - but its pretty likely you will experience significant problems associated with the aftermath of the floods. And as this blog states, Siem Reap has had 3 floods in the past few weeks.

    One thing you will need to take into consideration is that now that the Cambodian floods is a "known event", there could be repercussions in regard to your travel insurance. If you knowingly go into a flood affected area and experience an incident where you need to make a claim, chances are high that it will be rejected.

    We have done a Travel Alert regarding the recent flooding in Thailand about this:

    http://journals.worldnomads.com/safetyhub/story/78206/Thailand/Thailand-Travel-Alert-Floods-Update

    It's a tough one to call. You'll have to go with your greater judgement for this one, all things considered.

    Jesse - World Nomads Travel Safety Hub about 7 years ago

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