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Bridge at the entrance of Angkor Thom

When is the best time to visit Cambodia?

The best time to visit Cambodia is between November and April, when there is very little rain. During this time you’ll see clear blue skies, making it a great time to enjoy a relaxing getaway on the southern coast. Temperatures stay at a warm 68°F year-round.

Between May and October, humidity increases and the rains come, assisting Cambodian farmers in the growing of their crops. However, you shouldn’t be deterred from traveling – the countryside is lush and green, rivers are full and flowing, and the temples are quiet. This is the best time to visit some of the outer-lying temples, which will often be deserted.

At the end of the summer one of Cambodia’s true wonders comes to life – Tonle Sap, the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia, home to Cambodia’s floating villages.

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October is a great time to visit as the rains are coming to an end, the humidity begins to die down, you can take advantage of shoulder season prices, temples are quieter and the Tonle Sap is full to the brim. During Cambodia's green season (June to August) the monsoons are yet to come, fresh vegetables and food are abundant, the temples are quiet and the hotels have some superb offers, making it the perfect time to visit.

Alex, Southeast Asia Specialist

Cambodia Climate Guide

Destination Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Ban Lung 84°F 0" 88°F 0" 91°F 1" 93°F 2" 90°F 10" 86°F 14" 84°F 21" 84°F 20" 84°F 17" 84°F 8" 84°F 2" 82°F 0"
Kep 86°F 1" 88°F 1" 88°F 3" 90°F 6" 88°F 9" 86°F 9" 86°F 14" 86°F 14" 86°F 12" 86°F 11" 86°F 6" 86°F 2"
Phnom Penh 88°F 0" 90°F 0" 93°F 1" 95°F 3" 93°F 6" 91°F 6" 90°F 6" 90°F 6" 88°F 9" 88°F 10" 86°F 5" 86°F 1"
Siem Reap 86°F 0" 91°F 0" 93°F 1" 95°F 2" 93°F 5" 90°F 6" 90°F 7" 90°F 8" 88°F 10" 86°F 8" 86°F 3" 86°F 0"
Sihanoukville 88°F 1" 90°F 1" 90°F 4" 91°F 5" 90°F 12" 88°F 19" 88°F 25" 86°F 27" 86°F 24" 88°F 13" 88°F 5" 88°F 1"

Month-by-month guide to traveling in Cambodia

Buddhist Monks visiting The Bayon, Siem Reap

Visiting Cambodia in January

January is the driest month of the year in Cambodia and has a comfortable average temperature of 26°C, making this the perfect time to explore the temples in Siem Reap or relax on the southern coast's beaches.

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