Whilst slightly cooler than April, early May in Cambodia can remain relatively dry, however by the latter part of the month the rains are likely to have begun across Cambodia, albeit rainfall remains low and sporadic initially. Overall its still a good month for travel, especially for those wanting to avoid peak season crowds.
Early May can remain relatively dry, however by the latter part of the month the rainy season is likely to be under way across Cambodia, albeit rainfall remains low and sporadic initially.
Temperatures remain high, however the rains help break the humidity making life a little more comfortable (avg temp: 29 °C). Avoid the short, heavy showers and you will find that this is a very pleasant month to be in Cambodia with one great benefit being the thinner crowds at the Angkor Temples.
Despite the start of the rain, May is a great month to visit Cambodia as plenty of sunshine is still expected and the visitor numbers are far lower than in previous months. The beaches on the south coast are still very much in consideration thanks to the short, infrequent showers and warm temperatures.
Date of birth, enlightenment & death of Buddha. 7th May 2020
Discover the true breadth of Cambodian culture by exploring the Angkor Temples, bustling Phnom Pehn before heading to the Cardamon Mountains and rounding up with a few days on Cambodia’s islands.