Season & Weather in Cambodia
Cambodia is a tropical country with an average temperature of 27°C (80.6°F) all year round. It is always hot with no winter at all. Bring some T-shirts will be enough all year round, but don’t forget to take a sweater anyway, since many taxis, stores, restaurants like to keep the air-conditioning on high.
Cambodia has a tropical monsoon climate with only two distinct seasons:
Wet season (May-October): This season coincides with Cambodia’s off-season for tourism. The southwest monsoon blows from May to October and bring with it some 75% of Cambodia’s annual rainfall. However, the rainy days are usually just a few hours of heavy down pouring and not all-day raining, although the latter do occur.
Dry season November-April): This season coincides with Cambodia’s peak tourist season. Tourists come here to enjoy the sun and the relatively cooler months. The opulent sunshine and clear calm waters have enough attractions for all the tourists.
Best time to Honeymoon in Cambodia
We have mentioned that Cambodia is hot all year round, so, as long as you can avoid the rainy season (May-October), we would say that Cambodia is nice for honeymooners to visit at any time, because the weather will be apt for sightseeing, and outdoor activities.
For those honeymooners who are sensitive to heat, the ideal month are December and January, because there is little rainfall and a cooling breeze whips across the land, but this is also the peak season when the majority of visitors descend on the country, and all your budget will rise because of the fully booked hotels and airfares.
For those honeymooners who are looking to save money and avoid the crowds, rainy season will also offer the opportunity to see the sights without having to fight for a spot at the Angkor Wat. Hotels are often empty at this time of year, so this is when you’ll find good deals. If you would like to take a custom Honeymoon Photography, our photographers will suggest the light in the rainy season, when the sky is clear (compared to the smoky, dusty hot season) and the rice paddies are green and lush.