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Cambodia Travel Guide

It’s time to talk about Cambodia. If it's not already at the top of your must-visit list then you might have some rearranging to do. Embrace the heart-stealing scenery of this Southeast Asian nation as you roam through lively markets, majestic temples and charismatic towns that seem untouched by modern tourism developments. It’s time to delve a little bit deeper and get acquainted with Cambodia.  

The Highlights

The Basics

When to Visit

when to visit
  1. Peak Season

    November to February

    The high season in Cambodia, from November through February welcome visitors with the appeal of very hot weather (with average highs of 30°C in some parts) however, this is when Cambodia experiences a sharp influx of visitors – especially in Siem Reap and across the main tourist attractions. This is also the time when travellers from the Southern Hemisphere make the most of Christmas holidays or extended school holidays and university breaks, so many backpackers can be found during this time. For this reason, it is suggested that you book in advance as prices will rise, and both Chinese and Vietnamese New Year will fall during this time. 

  2. Low Season

    May to September

    Through the months of May to September, Cambodia is characterized by heavy rain (monsoon season) and a drop in temperature. This may have a small impact on the outdoor activities you wish to partake in, however, if you are travelling on a budget means this is a great time to travel as prices will be lower. The average temperature will still be warm (averaging 22°C in some parts), however, the sunlight will be overshadowed by huge rain clouds. Important festivals include the Royal Ploughing Ceremony and are held to mark the traditional beginning of the rice-growing season along with the Festival of the Dead celebrated in September.

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