Cambodia weather & when to go: October

October overview

Nick - Destination Specialist

Our top tip for October

'Visit Cambodia in October to enjoy lush green countryside (following months of rain), take advantage of end-of-season discounted hotel rates and make the most of fewer crowds.'

Nick, tailor-made travel specialist

Expect a few rainy days in October, although rainfall decreases as the month progresses, with the dry season just around the corner. Days are warm, with average temperatures in the region of 27°C.

With water levels at their peak, following months of rain, October is a good time of year to visit the flooded forests and floating villages of Tonle Sap Lake, which swells to more than 5 times its size. Those exploring the north east regions of Ratanakiri & Mondulkiri will be rewarded with sights of full flowing waterfalls. 

Key Festivals & Religious Ceremonies

Pchum Ben

Pchum Ben

Ancestors' Day is celebrated in the run up to the 15th day of the tenth month in the Khmer Calendar. (2016: 30th October - 1st November)

On the south coast, in Sihanoukville and Kep, rain is still a possibility although showers will become less frequent and long periods of sunshine can be expected as you head towards November and the start of the dry season.

Where's the
sun and sand?

sun and sand

Sihanoukville, Kep, Koh Rong, Koh Rong Samloem