Best time to visit Cambodia

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Kampong Phluk Floating Village

May–October • activity

Enjoy idyllic floating village scenery from a canoe, passing houses on stilts, floating markets and floating temple at Tonle Sap lake, near Siem Reap city

Lotus Blooming

April–October • nature

See tons of lotus flowers in bloom near magnificent Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia

Angkor Jungles and Temples

May–October • activity

Get lost in the jungles of the Angkor area

Mekong River Boat Trip

July–November • activity

Take a boat trip down the Mekong River and explore numerous Mekong Islands or head to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam

Wash an Elephant

April–October • activity

Wash an elephant in a waterfall, deep in a beautiful jungle. This area is considered as the largest indigenous region in Cambodia; however it may change soon due to the tourism expansion

Bamboo Train or Norry

May–October • activity

Ride the rails on a bamboo train

Sunrise and Sunset at Angkor Wat

April–October  • nature

See absolutely stunning sunrise and sunset in Angkor temple complex

Local Tribes

May–October • activity

Visit indigenous people in the rural areas

Fried Spiders

September–November • food

Find out how Cambodian spiders taste like

Eat Some Bugs!

May–mid-December • food

Are you in the mood for crispy crickets?

Swimming in the Moon Cave Pond

July–October • activity

Grab your torch and pluck up your courage to explore mountain caves with amazing pools of water in Kampot Province

Gorgeous Bousra Waterfalls

July–October • nature

Take a bath in Bousra Waterfalls – one of the major eco-tourism​ attractions in Southeast Asia


Water Festival or Bon Om Touk

November 22–24, 2018 • event

One of the most authentic festivals in Cambodia that attracts several millions people each year and marks a unique natural phenomenon—the reversing flow between the Tonle Sap Lake and the Mekong River

Pchum Ben or Ancestors' Day

September 08, 2018 • event

On this holy day, ask any local to bring you to the Pagoda and you will take part in the spiritual Buddhist ritual

Biking Cambodia

December–February • activity

Exploring the country with your bike may be the most adventurous part of your journey

Beach Season

October–May • activity

Watch deep pink sunsets and swim in crystal clear water on one of the Cambodian beaches

Khmer New Year's Day

April 13–April 16 • event

Khmer New Year's Day is the happiest time in Cambodia when people wish each other peace, happiness, and prosperity

Mekong River Dolphin

December–May • nature

Watch one of the rarest do​lphin species

Sweet Palm Juice

November–March • food

Palm juice is a delicious drink and a source of income for many Cambodians

Royal Ploughing Day

May 22, 2019 • event

Take part in the nationwide future forecast on harvest, weather, and epidemics during the Royal Ploughing Ceremony


October–June • activity

Cambodia has two major snorkeling destinations: never sleeping Sihanoukville and alternatively calm Kep

Sailing in Cambodia

December–March • activity

A combination of low prices along with warm tropical climate and beautiful islands makes Cambodia a superb sailing destination

Baok Chambab

November 09 | February 22 | April 13 | May 13–May 15 | May 21 • event

Ancient Khmer Cambodian martial art

Rice Harvest Season

December–February • nature

It may be the best time in a year to see a local lifestyle

A Helicopter Flight above Angkor Wat

October–April • activity

See the UNESCO World Heritage-listed temples within the Angkor Archaeological Park from the air

King‘s Birthday Celebration

May 13–May 15 • event

Celebrate a birthday of the King with thousands of Cambodians attending gigantic celebration along the riverfront of the Royal palace in Phnom Penh

Deep Hole Fishing

October–April • activity

Try the easy way to fish: dig a hole, and...there's your catch!

Birdwatching at Prek Toal

January–May • activity

The sanctuary offers a great birdwatching experience and much more

Explore Wildlife in the Ream National Park

May–July • nature

Peace and tranquility will get under your skin once you find yourself in the Ream National Park


October–May • activity

Take a relaxing kayak ride in the sea or explore Mekong river

Scuba Diving

October–June • activity

Explore coral reefs at the bottom of the sea in Sihanoukville

Chinese New Year

February 05, 2019 • event

Watch Lion and Dragon dances on Cambodian streets and get some luck for upcoming year during Chinese New Year’s Day

Durian Season

mid-May–July • food

Try the most controversial tropical fruit and find out whether you are among durian's lovers or haters team

Visak Bochea Day

April 29, 2018 • event

Imagine yourself among hundreds of Buddhist monks, carrying bowls of lotus flowers in a holy procession around the city. This is how Buddha’s Birthday is celebrated in Cambodia

Jujube Season

October–February  • food

Pear-shaped and not too big in size, the fruit resembles a yellowish apple with hard skin

Paragliding in Sihanoukville

October–April • activity

Reach out for the rainbows paragliding above Sihanoukville—Cambodia’s premier beach location

Angkor Wat International Half Marathon

December 02, 2018 • event

Enjoy a run inside the largest religious monument in the world—Angkor Wat

Mango Season

March–July • food

Cambodian mangoes are among the best in the world

Perfect Swim in Yeak Laom Lake

April–May • activity

Crystal clear waters of the Yeak Laom Lake are perfect on a hot day