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Anyone travelled in rainy season??

  • nikkip

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    Posts: 3

    Hi all,

    I really want to go to Cambodia, but unfotunatly the only time i have available to travel is July and August. I have read a number of mixed reports and each one has given me different advice about whether it is worth visiting the country then and how disruptive the rain can be. I would really really appreciate anyones advice whos had any experience of travelling in cambodia in the monsoon season.

    thanks everyone!

    #1 Posted: 29/4/2008 - 00:53

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  • alex16103

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    23rd May, 2006
    Location United Kingdom
    Posts: 8

    Don't let this put you off! I was in Cambodia for 2 weeks in August and was worried about the rain but it's nothing major. I found that it would rain for a couple of hours in the afternoon sometimes - maybe a couple of times a week. Not like here in England where it can rain constantly for days!
    Also it will be hot and humid so sometimes you might prefer a bit of rain!

    I didn't notice any disruption, only that because you'll be visiting at the start of the rainy season you won't be able to travel by boat, but it's not a problem as buses are the main form of transport.

    Hope this helps!

    #2 Posted: 29/4/2008 - 23:23

  • nikkip

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    thanks alex - that's really hhelpful!

    #3 Posted: 30/4/2008 - 01:22

  • goo_stewart

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    I have cycled in the rainy season in Cambodia, and I will be again this July and August. The rain ain't so bad, but the roads get crappy if they are not sealed. The rain cools the temperature a little and is refershing. My advice, just don't go where the roads aren't sealed and you will be fine.

    #4 Posted: 30/4/2008 - 10:31

  • TheBarang

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    4th April, 2008
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    Was in Cambodia during rainy season. Actually was a great deal of fun - there's nothing like a nice afternoon downpour after a scorching hot day. It only rained about every third day, and for 30-60 minutes. The rain brings out some fantastic colors in the vegetation and architecture.

    #5 Posted: 9/5/2008 - 06:04

  • nikkip

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    28th April, 2008
    Posts: 3

    thanks for all the advice everyone... you've all persuaded me to go! Its really useful hearing it from someone whos experienced it first hand.

    #6 Posted: 9/5/2008 - 15:13

  • goo_stewart

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    10th October, 2007
    Posts: 69

    Cycled it a few times in those months without any problems. The rain doesn't usually last all day. You will enjoy it even with the rain.

    #7 Posted: 20/5/2008 - 20:15

  • Mamabelle

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    6th June, 2008
    Posts: 7

    We have just come back. It rained most afternoons. We loved the rain. Cooled everything down for a few hours.

    #8 Posted: 6/6/2008 - 22:01

  • dixonstreet

    Joined Travelfish
    7th June, 2008
    Posts: 10

    yes we are there now a little rain in the afternoons but nothing serious

    #9 Posted: 7/6/2008 - 14:25

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