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Best time to visit Cambodia

Cambodia is a tropical paradise near the Ecuador that has been unexplored to a large extent. With incredible culture and history, pristine beaches, delicious food and breathtaking temples, Cambodia should be on your bucket list of countries to visit.

Cambodia is a country with a tropical climate, and the weather plays a huge part in determining how you experience and explore the country. The change in seasons drastically changes in the vibe of the country. The country goes from smouldering heat to flooding rains to pleasant weather in 12 months. And it repeats all over again.

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When planning for your trip to Cambodia, you must decide what are the things that you want to experience and in turn determine the best time to visit the country in a year.

Climate in Cambodia

Due to the closeness to Ecuador, Cambodia typically experiences a dry weather throughout the year with phases of rainfall. The temperature in Cambodia usually does not go below 20-degree celsius in the winter, making it one of the best times to explore the country. April is usually the driest month of the year and the hottest as well. The summer months in Cambodia touch close to 40-degree celsius making it unfavourable for outdoor activities. Let us now look at the various climatic conditions in Cambodia.

Summer season in Cambodia

The summer season in Cambodia is between March to June. April and May are the hottest months of the summer season in Cambodia and the weather becomes intolerable. The temperatures in April and May months in Cambodia can reach up to 40-degree celsius making it not conducive for outdoor activities. This is also an ideal time for travellers to focus on indoor activities and leisure activities. One can find scattered rainfall in this season as well, even though that

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Monsoon season in Cambodia

The rainy monsoon season in Cambodia is between June to November. One of the unusual yet interesting things about it is that the rainfall in Cambodia is that it has very predictive patterns. The rains in are also a relief from the scathing heat of the summer. As we move towards November, the weather gets more chilly and goes to as low as 20-degree celsius. It is also important to have a raincoat as the winds also increase along with the rains.

Having said that, this is also one of the best times to cash in on the cheap travel deals in Cambodia. The prices for hotels and activities are cheap. One can spend a much more peaceful time in Cambodia as the crowds are also less.

Winter season in Cambodia

Surprisingly the winter months of November to February are the best times to visit Cambodia and this is the time with the most pleasant climate. Whilst the month of November is cool, the December and January months are the coolest making it one of the best times to visit the country. The temperatures during this time of the year are anywhere between 21-degree Celsius to 32-degree Celsius making it one of the best times to visit Cambodia and explore everything that it has to offer.

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This time of the year is the best time to visit the beaches or go on a hike. This is also one of the best times to visit the temples of Siem Reap and get some of the best sunsets in the year. Yes, it is to be noted that this is also the time when the hotel and flight prices are on the higher side. This season is considered to be the peak travel season of Cambodia.

Month wise climate of Cambodia

January: This is the driest month of the year in Cambodia with an average temperature of 25-degree celsius. It is also the best time to visit Siem Reap.

February: This month might experience some rain and it is still mildly cold and pleasant throughout. The Tonle Sap is still brimming with water.

March: The Cambodian peak travel season is nearing its end. Waters are starting to dry out and signs of summer are evident.

April: The hot weather starts to peak touching close to 35 to 40-degree celsius. Travel is still normal, but outdoor activities reduce. This is also the month of the Cambodian new year.

May: The heat is at its peak, it is the shoulder season for the travel industry. A good time to cash in on travel deals.

June: The rains start to fall making the agriculture industry happy. The travellers get lesser and lesser and so do the prices.

July: The rain continues and the temperatures start to fall. It is best to avoid the beaches and go in search of the offbeat destinations.

August: The rain reaches its peak, the Tonle Sap is filled and the forests are at their greenest. This is the best time to visit for wildlife enthusiasts.

September: This is the wettest month of the year and the country can get flooded.

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October: The rain reduces and the temperature is pleasant. It is also time to cash in on some early bird offers. It is also the best time to visit Cambodia with your friends, thanks to the cheaper fares.

November: Cambodia’s peak season begins and its once again the best time to visit the beaches and go on river cruises.

December: Cambodia should be high on your list for celebrating Christmas and new years as this is the best time to experience the country.

Cambodia is one of the most sought after destinations in South East Asia and has vast untapped regions to be uncovered. Especially for Indian travellers, Cambodia is a perfect winter getaway and an economical option as well. You can reach out to the Destination experts at to customize your Cambodia vacation package according to your preferences. Do not miss the Angkor Wat!

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