Cambodia in detail

When to go and weather

High Season (Nov–Feb)

  • Cooler and windy, with almost Mediterranean temperatures.
  • Book accommodation in advance during the peak Christmas and New Year period.

Shoulder (Apr & Oct)

  • In April and May the mercury hits 40°C and visitors melt.
  • October and November are an excellent time for exploration as rains taper off while the dusty dry season has yet to begin.

Low Season (May–Sep)

  • The rainy season means emerald-green landscapes and awesome cloud formations.
  • Big accommodation discounts and protective cloud cover make this a great time to visit the temples.
  • South Coast can be busy as Western visitors escape for summer holidays while school is out.