Battambang, Cambodia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Battambang, Cambodia? If you're planning to go to Battambang, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Battambang, Cambodia

Based on the climate and weather in Battambang, the best time to go is January. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Battambang, Cambodia by month

January

If you are traveling to Battambang in January, you will notice that it can be sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses

February

If you go to Battambang in February, you will notice that it is consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Skirts

March

March in Battambang is blindingly hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Light dresses
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Light shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Tank tops
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses

April

If you vacation in Battambang during April, you are likely to find that it is unbearably hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Light shorts
  • Light dresses
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Tank tops
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis

May

If you vacation in Battambang during May, you are likely to find that it is unbearably hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Light dresses
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Tank tops
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses

June

In June, Battambang is consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 90s F (low 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Battambang, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat

July

In July, Battambang is constantly hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) and about half of the time jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Battambang, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts

August

August in Battambang is extremely hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts

September

Traveling to Battambang in September, you will notice that it is really hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses

October

If you vacation in Battambang during October, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts

November

If you visit Battambang during November, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Skirts

December

December in this region is extremely hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Rain coat

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Battambang, Cambodia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Battambang, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A, C and G
  • A SIM card that works in Battambang
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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