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.
#1 nikkip has been a member since 28/4/2008. Posts: 3
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!
thanks alex - that's really hhelpful!
#3 nikkip has been a member since 28/4/2008. Posts: 3
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.
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 TheBarang has been a member since 4/4/2008. Posts: 5
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 nikkip has been a member since 28/4/2008. Posts: 3
We have just come back. It rained most afternoons. We loved the rain. Cooled everything down for a few hours.
#8 Mamabelle has been a member since 6/6/2008. Posts: 7
yes we are there now a little rain in the afternoons but nothing serious
#9 dixonstreet has been a member since 7/6/2008. Posts: 10