Written by

As the rising summer sun reflects off the massive stone temple complex & the surrounding jungle, it paints the canvas with hues of purple and blue. From the heritage temples to scenic beaches & pristine islands, the country has it all. Be informed that every season is the best time to visit Cambodia, least of all summers.

If you plan to go on a holiday in Cambodia in summer and are being advised against it, cut off the noise. This guide tells you exactly why you should be visiting Cambodia in summer.

Here’s why Cambodia in summer is an idyllic place for all the travelers

1. The number of tourists visiting Cambodia in summer is comparatively low.

Young female tourist with smartphone taking picture of the gopura under blue sky near the entrance to ancient Preah Khan temple in Angkor

November to February is the peak tourist season, followed by a lean long patch. And so, one can expect a very little crowd in Cambodia in summer.

2. And even the hotel & flight prices are lower.

A shot of the swimming pool at the Sokha Angkor Resort in Cambodia

Image Source

With the declining number of tourists in Cambodia in summer, a similar trend is seen in the price of hotels. The hotels and resorts in Cambodia offer discounted rates to lure the tourists. And even the flights to Cambodia are cheaper.

Suggested Read: Cambodia Honeymoon Guide: An Intimate Journey Through The Royal Kingdom

3. The beaches are beautiful and offer wonderful wonderful options for water activities.

Landscape photo of beautiful white sand exotic beach on Koh Rong island in Cambodia

Summers are wonderful to explore the various Cambodia beaches and islands. The breeze is pleasant and the beaches are sans crowd. And those visiting Cambodia in April, May, and June can enjoy the various water activities. The water is not as cold as it is in winters, nor do the rains hamper the plans of snorkeling.

A tourist enjoys scuba diving in Sihanoukville in Cambodia in summer

Image Source

Suggested Read: 28 Amazing Budget Beaches of South-East Asia

4. Longer days in summer mean more time to explore the wonderful places to visit in Cambodia.

Amazing Spung tree covering the ruins of Preah Khan temple in Cambodia

The list of places to visit in Cambodia is a long one. There are temples from the Khmer era that are mentioned in the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. And then are beaches, islands, and other tourist attractions in Cambodia. And you are allowed to visit most of these places only before the sun sets.

So, you can either cover more places in a day or increase the trip duration to ensure that you don’t miss out on any attraction. And with the longer days, you can be sure of covering multiple places within a day.

Amazing view of Angkor Wat down from Angkor Tom on late evening

5. Followed by sitting on the FCC balcony at the end of a hot day to cool off and unwind.

Locals and tourists relax and enjoy drinks on a summer evening at FCC Cambodia

Image Source

The Foreign Correspondent’s Club restaurant & bar is a perfect place to head to after sightseeing under the summer sun. The gastropub is known for its fusion cuisine, live music, and beer – just enough for you to relax and cool off.

Timings: 6 am to midnight


6. And you will still have time to explore the Cambodia nightlife.

A late evening shot of the Eclipse Sky Bar and the beautiful evening sky in the backdrop

Image Source

You can, of course, enjoy the nightlife in Cambodia irrespective of your time of visit. But the experience is enhanced should you visit these places after a hot day in Cambodia in summer. What’s more? The other months might be either too cold or too rainy, thereby spoiling the laid-back feel of the country’s nightlife.

People dancing at the chic JJs Playground in Cambodia

Image Source

7. The weather in Cambodia in Summer is not that bad.

A snapshot of the weather in Cambodia in summer

Image Source

And before we conclude, we wish to break the hackneyed notion of visiting Cambodia in June, May, or April. While the temperatures may be a little on the higher side in May and April, summer in Cambodia is never really unbearable. In fact, it starts raining in the latter half of May, thereby resulting in a further drop in the temperatures in Cambodia.

And though the weather of Cambodia is such that the country starts receiving heavy rainfall in the later part of summers, the rain doesn’t last very long. It rains for a short while in late afternoon or evening, leading to small really short windows of beautiful skies with dark clouds and amazing displays of thunder & lightning.

Further Read: 30 Exciting Things To Do In Cambodia For A Truly Refreshing Retreat

Do you still have your reservations against visiting Cambodia in summer? Drop us a comment and we’ll try to help you plan your summer holiday in Cambodia in the best possible way.

Disclaimer: TravelTriangle claims no credit for images featured on our blog site unless otherwise noted. All visual content is copyrighted to its respectful owners. We try to link back to original sources whenever possible. If you own the rights to any of the images, and do not wish them to appear on TravelTriangle, please contact us and they will be promptly removed. We believe in providing proper attribution to the original author, artist or photographer.

Please Note: Any information published by TravelTriangle in any form of content is not intended to be a substitute for any kind of medical advice, and one must not take any action before consulting a professional medical expert of their own choice.

Frequently Asked Questions About Cambodia In Summer

What is the hottest month in Cambodia?

Cambodia faces the maximum temperature upto 40 degrees in the months of April and May, making it the hottest months in the summer of Cambodia.

Why is Cambodia a famous tourist destination?

Cambodia is really well known for the famous Hindu temple named Angkor Wat temple. You will fall in love with the sunrise here. Also, the colonial buildings, tropical beaches, spellbinding beauty here is what attracts tourists to this destination.

What is the best time of year to go to Cambodia?

The most ideal time to visit Cambodia is from November to March, this is the time when there is very little rainfall here.

What are the best places to visit in Cambodia?

Phnom Penh, Banteay Srei, Krong Siem Reap, Angkor Wat Temple, Krong Kaeb, Krong Kampot, Bokor Hill station, Oudong, Krong Poi Pet, and Banlung are some of the best places to visit in Cambodia.

What to pack for a Cambodia trip?

Cambodia doesn’t have a very liberal surrounding so make sure that your shoulders are covered. Also, you should avoid wearing shorts on your Cambodia trip. You can wear long skirts, long sleeved blouses.Also, make sure that you carry your swimsuit in Cambodia.

Category: Destinations, season

Best Places To Visit In India By Month

Best Places To Visit Outside India By Month