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, we've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

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.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's useful to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good option.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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Activities for Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia

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

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

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January

If you are traveling to Tonle Sap Lake in January, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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February

If you go 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

If you are traveling to Tonle Sap Lake in March, you will notice that it can be very hot. Expect it to rain once in a while. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

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April

April in Tonle Sap Lake can be very 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

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

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June

Traveling to Tonle Sap Lake in June, you will notice that it is really 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

Traveling 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

August here can be very hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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September

September in this region is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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October

October in Tonle Sap Lake is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

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November

November in this region is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains regularly.

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December

December here dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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