Best Time to Travel Vietnam and Cambodia

Vietnam and Cambodia are always the best places to visit in Southeast Asia of tourists. Both two countries bring for tourists wonderful destinations and amazing cuisine. Furthermore, services in 2 countries are quite cheaper than other countries in the area. Moreover, Vietnam and Cambodia are always the first choices of backpackers when visiting in Southeast Asia. Therefore, the post will show you best time for traveling to these countries.

1 Cambodia

Cambodia is one of popular and famous tourism country in Southeast Asia. The country attracted a lot of tourists over the world by ancient tourism destinations such as Angkor Wat relic’s complex, Angkor Thom, imposing landscapes-Tonle Sap and Mekong River. Furthermore, Cambodia is famous for amazing beaches such as Sihanoukville, Koh Rong and Koh Thmei. Cambodian tourism is a great experience for Buddhists who like to explore the ruins of the past as well as those who love the wild beauty of nature.

Koh Rong
Koh Rong

Cambodia has a tropical monsoon climate. The average temperature is about 26.7 degrees Celsius. Cambodia has tropical monsoonal seasons including the southwest wind from the Gulf of Thailand / Indian Ocean goes inland in the northeast with moisture that forms rains from May to October in which the largest rainfall is around September and October. The northeasterly winds blow southwest in the sea during the dry season from November to March, with the least rain in January and February. Furthermore, Cambodia is one of the countries in Southeast Asia, so the best time for traveling in there is from November to February when you can enjoy the most comfortable weather. Moreover, if you visit Cambodia in April, you can enjoy Khmer New Year’s Day. It is the reason why there are many interesting festivals during the month. In addition, mid-November has a procession of water and boat racing festival which is so interesting and attractive festival in the year.

2 Vietnam

When talking about the weather of Vietnam, almost tourists will get confused and don’t know exactly the best time for traveling around the country. In fact, Vietnam has 4 seasons in a year including spring, summer, winter and autumn but it is represented in the north of Vietnam only especially Hanoi. The south of Vietnam in general and Saigon, in particular, has 2 main seasons’ rainy season and dry season. It is the reason why tourists always get trouble when deciding the time for visiting the beautiful country.


For the northern Vietnam, autumn is considered as the best time for visiting because the time is not rainy or hot much. Furthermore, if you visit Hanoi during the time, you can have a chance to enjoy a lot of wonderful destinations in there. Actually, autumn is the ideal time for people who love relaxing time or natural beauty. Moreover, it is the wonderful time for visiting Sapa, Mai Chau or Moc Chau of Vietnam which will bring for you stunning destinations such as rice fields and festivals.

The dry season is from December to the end of April. The weather is not heavy; clear and blue. From January to March, most do not show much rain, so if you want to enjoy relaxing time in a resort nearby the beach; it is the wonderful time for enjoying the southern Vietnam. However, roads in the dry season can become quite dusty, so city streets are not really clean, lacking rain and plus environmental pollution. Therefore, you don’t forget to bring a gauze mask to protect your health when traveling on the street. Temperature does not change much in the South. It is always hot in the lowlands, pleasant and cold in the highlands of South Vietnam. The hottest time of the year is between March and May. Therefore, the time is suitable for enjoying the wonderful beach in the south. November to January is the best time to travel to southern Vietnam. Not surprisingly, the peak season in Ho Chi Minh City is great. Hence, if you plan to get out of the cold, with dark winter and especially during the Christmas season, Vietnam is the ideal stopover for that purpose. You also hear Australia as the place to throw away hot summer events during this time and find a more temperate climate in Vietnam.

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