A Precipitation of Reasons to Visit Cambodia in Low Months
There are two seasons in Cambodia; a dry season roughly from November to April and a wet or green season in the other months – and yes when traveling in rainy season guests will at some point get wet. The most noticeable disadvantage is that sometimes a road might be washed out causing journeys to take a little longer.
Tourism in Cambodia has fixed high seasons and low seasons. While on the surface this may seem a good thing, it creates problems for local businesses and the local staff who sometimes can only have a job during high season.
There is a common misconception that travelers should only visit Cambodia during the high season period when the weather is a tiny bit cooler and it is dry. The reality is that the other months it doesn’t rain very frequently. During wet season it rains only a couple of times daily. On top of that, the sites are less busy and the country is at its most green and vibrant.
For a more sustainable and balanced situation for tourism in Cambodia traveling in low months like May, June and September is essential. The temples are less crowded, prices are lower and the bars and restaurants are all happy to see travelers.
And, practically speaking, it does not rain all of the time or even every day during the rainy season. When it does rain it usually starts around 2 pm or 3 pm and lasts a couple of hours, in most cases making it easy to plan around. Toward the beginning and the end of the season the rains occur with far less frequency.
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