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When is the best time to visit Phnom Penh?

Phnom Penh Weather in December, January and February

The best time to visit Phnom Penh is January for most people as this is one of the coolest months of the year and it is also dry season. During January the skies are clear most days so it perfect for sunrises and sunsets. If you are visiting Phnom Penh next January then why not let us arrange your trip.

Phnom Penh Weather in March, April and May

Royal Palace, Phnom Penh, Cambodia toursThe Phnom Penh weather in March is very pleasant and I would recommend March as one of the best times of year to visit Cambodia. The climate in Phnom Penh is quite cool most days but you can definitely warmer than January and February. Phnom Penh weather in March is also normally quite dry with very little rain. The Phnom Penh weather in April and May can be very hot and humid with the climate a bit unpleasant at times. However, April is a good time to visit Phnom Penh especially around Khmer New Year as there are many parties and celebrations to enjoy.  


Phnom Penh Weather in June, July and August

Independence Monument, Phnom Penh, Cambodia toursThe weather during June in Phnom Penh is quite warm and the rainy season has started in Cambodia. Even though June is part of the rainy season it is a good time to visit Phnom Penh. The weather in Phnom Penh during June can be quite warm but you often get a few showers during this month which makes the climate feel a bit cooler. June is also one of the main months that farmers in Cambodia start planting the rice. One of the best times of year to visit Phnom Penh is in July and August as the weather is not very hot and the rain is normally in the evenings or during the night. July is a popular month for visiting Cambodia for many families as this is a time when many schools are on holiday. I would certainly consider July a good time to visit Phnom Penh.


Phnom Penh Weather in September, October and November

Phnom Penh boat, Cambodia toursSeptember and October are the wettest months in Phnom Penh but do not let it put you are off visiting Cambodia. The weather in Phnom Penh during October is cool and wet with day temperatures between 20 and 30 degrees celsius. The weather in Phnom Penh during October is one of the wettest months of the year so a light rain coat is advised, because it can rain at anytime, although it normally starts around 4pm. October is one of the nicest months of the year for scenery especially if you are interested in photography, as this is when the countryside is lush and green with rice fields stretching for miles. The weather in Phnom Penh during November is very pleasant as the rains have almost stopped the blue skies are starting to appear and the weather is cooler. One of the best times to visit Phnom Penh is during November as the weather is almost perfect and the sunrises and sunsets are generally pretty good. November is still the start of the high season so tourism in Cambodia is not as busy as January and February.




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