Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia? If you're planning to go to Tonle Sap Lake, I have 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 Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia

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

Important essentials for Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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  • Kids' KN95 masks

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  • A vaccine card protector

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

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  • Hand sanitizer

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General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia by month

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January

January in Tonle Sap Lake very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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February

If you are traveling to Tonle Sap Lake in February, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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March

March here is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains once in a while.

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April

April in this region is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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May

May for Tonle Sap Lake can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

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June

If you are traveling to Tonle Sap Lake in June, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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July

If you go to Tonle Sap Lake in July, you will notice that it can be very hot. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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August

If you are traveling to Tonle Sap Lake in August, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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September

If you are traveling to Tonle Sap Lake in September, you will notice that it is really hot. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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October

If you are traveling to Tonle Sap Lake in October, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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November

If you go to Tonle Sap Lake in November, you will notice that it is extremely hot. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (mid 20s C).

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December

If you go to Tonle Sap Lake in December, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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Activities for Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Tonle Sap Lake.

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