Best time to travel to Cambodia

Rice Harvest Season

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

Rice Harvest Season in Cambodia - Best Time
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ND Strupler

Typical Cambodian landscape is dominated by blue and green colours of the sky and rice plantations. While the rice is planted mainly in May, the fields are harvested by hands from December to February.

Cambodian farmers planting rice
Cambodian farmers planting rice

Emerald rice paddies are dotted with workers, who drag sheets loaded with bundles of rice. The view turns to be as out of a postcard and thousands of tourists come annually to see this remaining bucolic lifestyle.

A Cambodian farmer carries her SRI rice harvested in the dry season in Tra Lach village, Triang district, Takeo province.
A Cambodian farmer carries her SRI rice harvested in the dry season in Tra Lach village, Triang district, Takeo province.
Harvested rice being dried and packed in Kampong Ko village, Kampong Thom province, Cambodia
Harvested rice being dried and packed in Kampong Ko village, Kampong Thom province, Cambodia
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