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Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam - rainy season
4th June, 2006
Planning my first trip to southeast asia so I'm a bit confused about the weather conditions. Planning to go there from mid July to mid September. Having read other answers on this page it sounds like it rains a lot. Does it rain as much in northern laos and northern vietnam as it does in cambodia? And is it impossible to find a sunny beach around this time of the year? Just hoping not to wear my raincoat all the time...
What is the best way to travel the countries when considering the weather and means of transportations: Going in a circle from cambodias up through laos to hanoi and from there to saigon? Or maybe the other way around?
#1 Posted: 4/6/2006 - 17:12
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Welcome to Travelfish!
Both Laos and Cambodia will be wet that time of year, though it won't be raining all day every day, rather a couple of hours rain a day or thereabouts. For beaches you'll be out of luck unless you're heading down to Samui, Ko Pha Ngan, Ko Tao in southern Thailand. In July, August, both Ko Chang and Sihanoukville get heavy rain.
If you start in Laos then cambodia then vietnam then you're travelling with the river flow (if you're planning on doing any legs by boat) the time difference isn't huge, but I prefer heading downstream personally.
#2 Posted: 5/6/2006 - 13:47
4th June, 2006
Thanks for the advice! I'll bring a couple of raincoats and a positive spirit.
#3 Posted: 5/6/2006 - 23:31
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