Cambodia Climate and Weather
Theseasons, when to go, what to expect…
The Cambodia climate is a tropical monsoon climate. So thewhole year is basically consisted of two seasons.
WeatherForecast | WeatherMapsWeatherForecast | WeatherMapsThe monsoon or the rainy season,which is from May – November.
And the dry season, which isfrom November – April.
During the rainy season, the water level of the great Tonle Sap lakerises up, flooding vast amount of areas.
During the dry season, the water level goes down, drying up roads andfields, revealing what previously were completely submerged underwater.
Which time is best for visiting? That all depends on what you’relooking for.
Cambodia climate: Siem Reap during the monsoon season
Many have said that the Angkor Wat temple looks its best andmost photogenic during the monsoon season.During this time, all the vegetations come to life, the templepond is full, giving you a great reflection of Angkor Wat. The mosscovered stones on the temples and the jungle gives a magical aura ofancient times. The wet season is when there’s an abundant opportunity fortaking beautiful pictures.The relatively cool Cambodia weather during the wet seasonalso makes it enjoyable for temple exploring. You less likely to beeasily tired while walking the temples. However, at times you’ll haveto deal with overcast skies and rain, which could limit your activitiessomewhat.
Cambodia climate: Siem Reap during the dry season
If Angkor Wat pictures during the wet season look green andsoothing, during the dry season they look golden and strong. Thecontrast of pictures make it great reason to visit Cambodia at bothseasons. During the dry season, Siem Reap is also hot, hot, and hot.Dusty, too. Do not even contemplate going out without sunscreen, or a hat,or some type of shades while exploring the temples, because you’ll getsunburned in no time. While the dry season is somewhat a guarantee for sun filleddays, which provides you with greater control for planning activities,the lack of rain sometimes makes it more difficult for road travel. Compared to the really bad ones,
below is a very good road
Sincesome of the road have been submerged under water for half a year, whenthe water dries up, the result is unbelievably bad road.Take for example the roadto Kampung Phluk. During the wet season, 80% of the trip canbe very conveniently covered by boat. But during the dry season, some areas of the river completelydries up, making boats inoperable. People then switch to other forms oftransportation, usually bicycles, motorcycles and mini vans.I think visiting during the dry season is unique, because youget to see how the Cambodians are very much affected by the amount ofrain they get. Road and fields that previously were underwater
When I saw the horribleroad condition, the ricepaddy fields that only few months ago were submerged under water, andhow throughout all this the Cambodians are very adaptive to the extremechange of lifestyle, it just left me in speechless wonderment.
So which Cambodia weather is better?
There’s no clear answer to that question. Whether you’re planning a visit during the wet or dryseason, at both times you’ll get to see different sides of Cambodia. And both of them are equally worth seeing! If you’re looking for ‘great’ weather to plan for lotsof activities, Cambodia visit during the dry season is in order. If you’re looking forward to experience the lushgreenery that makes the temples magical, and roam the ancient cityunder a cooler climate, then Cambodia during the wet season is for you. On the right you can also see an extended weatherforecast. Cambodia climate during the dry season is predictable, but youmay want to look the forecast closely if you’re visiting during therainy season. WeatherForecast | WeatherMaps | WeatherRadar Cambodia Climate& Weather
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