Phnom Penh, Cambodia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Phnom Penh, Cambodia? If you're planning to go to Phnom Penh, below is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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

Important essentials for Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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

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  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

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  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Phnom Penh, Cambodia by month

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January

If you go to Phnom Penh in January, you will notice that it is constantly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit a temple, such as Wat Phnom, wear:

If you visit the National Museum of Cambodia, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

February in this region is extremely hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit a temple, such as Wat Phnom, wear:

If you visit the National Museum of Cambodia, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

If you visit Phnom Penh during March, you are likely to find that it is scorchingly hot and dry with little rain. 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 (low 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit a temple, such as Wat Phnom, wear:

If you visit the National Museum of Cambodia, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

If you are traveling to Phnom Penh in April, you will notice that it is unbearably hot. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit a temple, such as Wat Phnom, wear:

If you visit the National Museum of Cambodia, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

May in Phnom Penh is sweltering. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) to low 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit a temple, such as Wat Phnom, wear:

If you visit the National Museum of Cambodia, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

If you are traveling to Phnom Penh in June, you will notice that it can be very hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit a temple, such as Wat Phnom, wear:

If you visit the National Museum of Cambodia, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

If you visit Phnom Penh during July, you will probably find that it can be very hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 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 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit a temple, such as Wat Phnom, wear:

If you visit the National Museum of Cambodia, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

If you visit Phnom Penh during August, you are likely to see that it is extremely hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 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 a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit a temple, such as Wat Phnom, wear:

If you visit the National Museum of Cambodia, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

Traveling to Phnom Penh in September, you will notice that it can be sweltering and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit a temple, such as Wat Phnom, wear:

If you visit the National Museum of Cambodia, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

October in Phnom Penh is really hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit a temple, such as Wat Phnom, wear:

If you visit the National Museum of Cambodia, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

If you visit Phnom Penh during November, you will probably find that it is really hot. 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:

If you visit a temple, such as Wat Phnom, wear:

If you visit the National Museum of Cambodia, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

If you vacation in Phnom Penh during December, you are likely to notice that it is constantly 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 sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit a temple, such as Wat Phnom, wear:

If you visit the National Museum of Cambodia, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Phnom Penh.

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