Expect a few rainy days in October in Cambodia, 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. Cambodia is nearly back to its very best, with plenty of colour in the countryside.
Unfollow the herd - travel in Cambodia during October and enjoy fewer crowds, better availability, and help to spread the economic benefits of tourism.
You can expect fairly good weather in Cambodia for much of the month although rainfall is still expected. With water levels at their peak, following months of rain, October is a great time of year to cruise the Tonle Sap & Mekong waterways (the Tonle Sap Lake has swollen to more than 5 times its size at this time of year).
Those exploring the north east regions of Ratanakiri & Mondulkiri will be rewarded with sights of full flowing waterfalls. In the cities, such as Battambang and Phnom Penh, life is back to normal with drier mornings and cleaner drainage canals.
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.
Discover the true breadth of Cambodian culture by exploring the Angkor Temples, bustling Phnom Penh before heading to the Cardamon Mountains and rounding up with a few days on Cambodia’s islands.