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Best Time to Go to Cambodia

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Known for its beautiful countryside, tropical beaches and historical monuments, tourism in Cambodia is rich and filled with archaeological wonders. The city of Phnom Penh is the capital of Cambodia where you can visit museums or check out the Olympic Stadium. This beautiful country has a list of some of the best places to visit in Cambodia. The country is also deeply connected with cinema, as we can see throughout history that Cambodia was used as the backdrop for many blockbuster movies.

The magnificence of Angkor Wat is the pride of Cambodia as it is the largest religious monument in the world. Delicious food brings people together for a good talk or giving the best sensory experiences. Unlike other Southeast Asian countries, cuisines in Cambodia are spiced with aromatic flavours rather than simply spicy. To have the best time you need to visit Cambodia with your loved ones or friends. While the textile industry is the backbone of the country’s economy, Cambodia’s tourism also brings financial stability to the country.

The culture of Cambodia is influenced by Buddhism, French Colonialism, Hinduism and Angkorian culture. Now influencing the rest of the world with their distinct styles of dance, architecture, and sculpture.

List of Places to Visit in Cambodia

  1. Angkor Wat: The Angkor Wat Temple is one of the most magnificent temples in Cambodia. Due to its cultural significance, it is a UNESCO World Heritage site. We suggest that you spare 3 days so that you are not rushing at the final hour. And have the best time on your visit to Cambodia without missing the main tourist attractions. The dry season is considered to be the most popular time to visit Angkor Wat.
  2. Phnom Penh: It is the capital city as well as one of the biggest cities in Cambodia. Even though it is the most populous city of Cambodia, the city is praised for its beauty and it is called the ‘Pearl of Asia’. Dry season i.e. October to May is considered to be the best time to go to Phnom Penh in Cambodia. The road conditions are better around this time with a good amount of sunshine and other fellow travellers.
  3. Sihanoukville: This coastal town has several beaches and islands. Some of the most popular beaches in Sihanoukville are Independence Beach, Sokha Beach, Serendipity Beach, and Brash Ochheuteal Beach. One interesting fact about these beaches is that they are not mainstream. This ensures that the environment is clean and serene. It is an ideal place for backpackers as the cost of travelling around this town is reasonably fair, and a good time to visit Sihanoukville in Cambodia is between November and April.
  4. Battambang: It is the second-largest city in Cambodia that attracts tourists for its tranquillity. Battambang is one of the most interesting and laid-back towns in Cambodia. The country has a wealth of natural attractions, temples and museums. Indulge yourself in activities like cycling or go for a bamboo train ride to explore the surroundings while having the best time in Cambodia.
  5. Kampot: This beautiful town in Cambodia draws tourists for its old-world ambience. Kampot offers many fun activities to do as you can explore the Bokor National Park on a bike. You can also visit the neighbourhood called Kep, a former French colonial resort town. Spend your day on the beach while you savour the seafood. Generally, the dry season is the best time to visit Cambodia and all other tourist attractions.

Best Time to Visit Cambodia

Best Time to Visit Cambodia

November to May is the dry season in Cambodia whereas, the cool season runs from November to February. The temperature around this time is moderate and favorable allowing you to participate in outdoor activities. On the contrary, the wet season runs from June to October and is not necessarily a bad time to explore Cambodia. This is the best time to witness the rain-washed beauty with greenery all around. If you are a wildlife enthusiast, then August would be the best month to visit Cambodia. During the winter season, the temperature drops to 20 degrees Celsius, which makes exploring the temples and indulging in outdoor activities a pleasant one. Mentioned below is the list to plan your itinerary for Cambodia, according to the months.

  1. January to March is the peak tourist season in Cambodia. It is also the best time to visit Cambodia and neighbouring countries like Vietnam. As New Year celebrations are on the corner be ready to take part in the festivities.
  2. April to June is considered the off-season because the monsoon descends bringing regular rain till October. The celebration of Buddha’s birth takes place somewhere between May to June.
  3. July to September brings in a lot of travellers with more celebrations because according to the Khmer calendar the second-most-important festival, P’chum Ben, falls in September or October. It is a festival for the dead which resembles the Christian festival called ‘All Souls’ Day’.
  4. October to December marks the peak tourist season and continues through until February. It is a good time to visit Cambodia as you can take part in the water festival called Bon Om Tuk, which takes place somewhere in October or November. Photographers descend to the temples and team up with the youths to educate them on the tricks of the trade in the Angkor photo festival, which takes place from November to December.

Good hospitality from the locals and sandy beaches makes Cambodia more than just a historical playground. Whether you want to explore ancient archaeological ruins, relax in luxury resorts or experience the vibrant nightlife. The country’s year-round weather conditions make it ideal for Cambodia tour packages at any time of the year. When compared to other tourist destinations, Cambodia may not be a popular one but it is gifted with hidden gems, rich history and wildlife. At Veena World, you can book an all-inclusive tour package or customize your holiday package according to your needs and preferences.

May 30, 2024

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We are an Indian travel company founded in 2013 and excel at domestic and international tour packages including guided group tours, specialty tours, customized holidays, corporate MICE travel, inbound travel and destination weddings.

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