What is the best time to visit Cambodia? Our destination experts share an overview on when to visit the ancient temples, charming towns and blissful beaches.
Cambodia has a warm/hot tropical climate that is relatively calm and consistent throughout the year. The average temperature is 27ºC. There are two seasons, the humid and rainy monsoon season which spans from June to October, and the dry season which is from November to May. The coolest period for our Cambodia tours and Angkor Wat tours tend to be from December to January.
What to pack for your Cambodia tour
Since the weather is consistently warm throughout the country, it is advisable to bring comfortable, lightweight and loose fitting cotton clothing as well as long-sleeved items for protection from mosquitoes and the sun. During the rainy season an umbrella and open-toe sandals are recommended. A jacket may be needed in hotels and restaurants using excessive air-conditioning. A hat and high-factor sun block is advisable for protection against the hot sun when sightseeing.
November – March: You could experience short and intermittent downpours so be sure to carry a reliable rain jacket and rain shoes. Temperatures are warm to hot, so light cotton clothes are advisable
April – June: The weather can be hot during peak season, so be sure to carry a good sunscreen (SPF 30+), sunglasses and lighter weight clothes. You might want to carry swimwear to relax in your hotel pool during the hottest part of the day.
July – October: It’s the rainy season so carry an umbrella and light rain gear such as a waterproof jacket and footwear that will dry out easily.
While observing modesty in dress, please keep in mind that modest behavior is also appreciated. Public displays of affection, even between spouses, are considered unseemly.
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