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Explore Cambodia's rich treasures.

Cambodia, a country steeped in history and resplendent with natural beauty, beckons travellers to embark on a journey filled with ancient temples, serene landscapes, and warm cultural encounters.

Visiting Cambodia on holiday is a captivating experience that promises a unique blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. Nestled in Southeast Asia, this enchanting country offers a plethora of attractions that cater to all types of travellers.

One of the most iconic destinations in Cambodia is the awe-inspiring Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This colossal temple complex is renowned for its stunning architecture and rich history. Exploring the intricately carved temples and witnessing the sunrise over Angkor Wat is a surreal and unforgettable experience that draws tourists from all over the world.

Beyond Angkor Wat, Cambodia boasts a wealth of historical sites. The city of Phnom Penh, the capital, is home to the sombre yet essential Killing Fields and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, which serve as poignant reminders of the country's tumultuous past. These sites provide a sobering contrast to the vibrant and resilient culture that thrives in Cambodia today.

The Mekong River runs through Cambodia, offering picturesque landscapes and a unique way to explore the country. Cruising along the river provides a chance to witness rural life, floating villages, and lush greenery. Furthermore, it's a great opportunity to sample Cambodian cuisine, with its distinctive blend of flavours, such as the famous amok curry and delectable street food.

Nature enthusiasts will find Cambodia's lush jungles and pristine beaches a paradise. In the southwestern province of Koh Kong, you can discover the untamed Cardamom Mountains, a haven for trekking and eco-tourism. The coastal town of Sihanoukville, now known as Preah Sihanouk, boasts stunning beaches and islands like Koh Rong and Koh Rong Samloem, ideal for snorkelling, diving, and relaxation.

Cambodia's culture is a tapestry of traditions, from the elegant Apsara dance performances to vibrant local markets. The warmth and friendliness of the Khmer people make it easy to immerse oneself in their way of life.

During your visit, don't miss the opportunity to participate in local festivals, like Khmer New Year or the Water Festival, where the streets come alive with parades, music, and traditional boat races.

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When to go to Cambodia

A month-by-month guide of when to visit Cambodia

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January

Start your year with a visit to Cambodia. The weather is cool and dry, making it ideal for exploring the magnificent Angkor Wat temples without the scorching heat. Take a luxury cruise along the Mekong River, where you can enjoy stunning landscapes and local culture. The temperature is around 22°C to 32°C.

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February

It's still the best time for exploring both cultural and natural attractions. Continue your exploration of the Angkor Archaeological Park, visiting lesser-visited temples. Head to Cambodia's coastal areas like Sihanoukville and enjoy pristine beaches and water activities. Temperature: 23°C to 33°C

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March

Experience the lively Water Festival (Bon Om Touk) in Phnom Penh, a unique cultural celebration with boat races and colourful processions. Venture into the Cardamom Mountains for eco-adventures, discovering diverse wildlife and untouched rainforests. Temperature: 24°C to 34°C (75°F to 93°F) As the dry season continues, March offers great conditions for exploring. However, it can be a bit warmer, so staying well-hydrated is essential.

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April

Witness the Khmer New Year celebrations with traditional rituals and water fights. Explore the vibrant markets of Siem Reap and Phnom Penh for local crafts and souvenirs. The temperature is around 25°C to 35°C April brings the Khmer New Year celebrations, it's also the hottest month. Expect vibrant festivities but prepare for the heat.

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May

May offers a slight relief from the heat, making it a good time to explore, especially if you prefer a quieter travel experience. As the dry season comes to an end, consider visiting the less touristy parts of the country like Battambang and Kampong Cham for a more intimate experience. Embark on a luxury trek through the Virachey National Park, discovering remote tribal communities and pristine nature. Temperature: 25°C to 35°C

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June

The rainy season begins in June. While it may limit some outdoor activities, it's still possible to enjoy your trip, especially if you plan indoor and cultural experiences Experience the lush green landscapes of Cambodia during the beginning of the rainy season. Visit the floating villages of Tonle Sap Lake to witness the unique way of life of the local communities. Temperature is approximately 24°C to 34°C at this time of year.

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July

Explore the lush, rain-soaked jungles of the Cardamom Mountains, ideal for trekking and wildlife spotting. Consider a luxury river cruise along the Tonle Sap River, a lesser-known but captivating journey. Temperature is around 24°C to 32°C The rainy season continues, bringing lush landscapes and occasional downpours. It can be a mixed time for adventure, so plan accordingly.

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August

The rainy season continues, making this a great time to visit Cambodia's waterfalls, like the beautiful Kulen Waterfalls in Phnom Kulen National Park. Enjoy the lush rice paddies and rural scenery in the countryside. Mixed Time to Visit. Temperature: 24°C to 32°C. Similar to July, August is also part of the rainy season. Plan for indoor activities and bring appropriate rain gear.

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September

While the rain may still be present, it's a quieter time for tourists, allowing for a more peaceful exploration of major attractions. Explore the remote temples of Koh Ker and Beng Mealea. The temperature is around 24°C to 32°C while the rain persists, September allows for unique experiences like visiting flooded forests and exploring areas less frequented by tourists.

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October

As the rain subsides, the landscapes become greener and more vibrant, making it an excellent time to visit Angkor Wat and other historical sites. Consider a luxury river cruise along the Mekong River to experience Cambodia from a different perspective. Temperature: 24°C to 32°C (75°F to 89°F)

As the rainy season wanes, October provides lush landscapes and fewer tourists, making it a good time for more adventurous exploration.

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November

The cool and dry season returns, making it an ideal time to explore Cambodia's national parks and forests. Venture into the remote Mondulkiri region for jungle adventures and interactions with local hill tribes. Best Time to Visit Temperature: 23°C to 31°C

The cool and dry season returns and November is one of the best times to visit Cambodia. Enjoy comfortable weather for all types of adventures.

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December

End your year in Cambodia by exploring the stunning beaches of the Cambodian Riviera. Enjoy a luxury holiday in the coastal town of Kep, known for its seafood and relaxing ambiance. Wrap up the year with perfect weather for luxury adventures in Cambodia. It's the best time to explore the country's natural and cultural wonders. Temperature: 22°C to 31°C

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