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April Weather in Cambodia & April Cambodia Travel Tips

April Weather in Cambodia & April Cambodia Travel Tips

By Mike HoUpdated Dec. 15, 2022

If you are planning a trip to Cambodia in April, then this article will help you a lot. Read our article for the weather in April in Cambodia, including average temperatures and rainfall, as well as travel tips on what to wear, travel costs, and best places to visit in April.

Cambodia Weather in April: Overview

Cambodia Weather in April
  • Average temperature range: 26–34°C (79–93°F)
  • Average rainfall: 60 mm (2 inches)
  • Average rainy days: 6
  • Average sunny days: 20

April is the hottest month of the year, and it remains reasonably dry with rainfall expected on only a few days. Temperatures reach an average maximum of 35°C (95°F), but it can get even higher in the cities.

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Cambodia's Major Cities' Weather in April

Phnom Penh and Southern Cambodia: In Phnom Penh and southern areas, the weather is humid, hot, and reasonably dry. The daytime temperature reaches an average maximum of 35°C (94°F) and a minimum of 26°C (79°F). On average, there are 8 daily daylight hours in Phnom Penh. April rainfall in Phnom Penh remains steady at around 63 mm (2½ in). There are only six rainy days in April.

Battambang and Siem Reap: In Siem Reap and Battambang, the weather is scorching and humid. The daytime temperature reaches an average maximum of 36°C (97°F) and a minimum of 25°C (77°F), averaging 9 sunshine hours daily. April rainfall in Siem Reap is around 52 mm (2½ in), and there are typically 7 rainy days in April.

West Coast of Cambodia and Sihanoukville: In Sihanoukville, the average temperature in April is 29°C (84°F). Nightly low temperatures reach 24°C (75°F) on average, and daytime high temperatures average 33°C (92°F) with an average of 8 daily daylight hours. There are typically nine rainy days and 120 mm (5 inches) of rainfall in April, indicating the early beginning to the wet season in Sihanoukville.

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The Best Places to Visit in Cambodia in April

Cambodia is a beautiful country of striking landscapes in April. If you plan to visit Cambodia in April, be ready to meet welcoming locals as you visit some of the country's most popular destinations. Here are some of the top places to visit in April.

1. Siem Reap

 Siem Reap

As the gateway to Angkor Wat, Siem Reap is the top most-visited place in Cambodia. The city is well-known for its numerous night markets, silk farms, and traditional craft shops. Spend 2–3 days in Siem Reap to learn more about this fascinating city. There are numerous things to do in Siem Reap, such as taking a boat tour on Tonle Sap Lake to witness the peaceful life of the fishing villages or taking a bike tour around the rice paddles. Read more about top things to do in Siem Reap.

2. Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh

The city of Phnom Penh is almost always the first stop if you are visiting Cambodia for the first time. As the capital city of Cambodia, Phnom Penh is a mix of the modern Cambodia and the ancient Khmer kingdom. There you can explore the Royal Palace complex to appreciate the beauty of its architecture and learn more about the history of Cambodia. Spend some time at the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (the prison of S-21) to feel the historical terror this nation suffered under Khmer Rouge rule. There are numerous fun and sobering things to do and see in Cambodia's capital city.

3. Koh Rong Island

Koh Rong Island

Although April is hot for outdoor activities, you could choose to enjoy some beach time in the morning when the temperature is acceptable. Take a trip to the beautiful island of Koh Rong to enjoy Cambodia's best beaches (Koh Toch Beach, Police Beach, and so on), as well as snorkeling, diving, kayaking, and other water activities. There you can see various colorful fishes, including diamond fish, sergeant fish, parrot fish, jumping fish, and more. Besides the normal water activities, zip Lining in the rope adventure park is another recommended adventurous activity on Koh Rong.

4. Sihanoukville

Sihanoukville in April

Located on the southern coast of Cambodia, Sihanoukville is well-known for its beautiful beaches and pulsating nightlife. Major beaches in Sihanoukville include Serendipity Beach, Independence Beach, and Otres Beach. One reason travelers spend their time on the beaches of Sihanoukville is their quiet and peaceful environments. Sihanoukville offers international food, reasonable-price accommodations, and wild nightlife. Sihanoukville is also the best place to start island hopping, as it is the jumping-off point for several serene islands on the southern coast, such as Koh Rong, Koh Rong Samloem, and Koh Dek Koul.

5. Battambang

Battambang in April

April is a good time to visit Battambang as the paddy rice fields start to become green. In Battambang, you can explore peaceful countryside scenery. It is an interesting trip to walk through the rice fields and experience the local life in the tiny villages surrounding the city. Besides the natural beauty, Battambang is also rich in historical sites and cultural heritage. One of the popular travel activities in Battambang is to take the bamboo train whose "carriages" are made from wood and bamboo.

Crowding and Costs in April

Although April is the hottest month of the year in Cambodia, there are still lots of tourists in the country, and hotels prices are higher than in low season. Additionally, April is the month for celebrating the traditional Khmer Lunar New Year, a three-day public holiday that begins on April 13th or 14th. Most people choose to visit the major attractions in the morning, so it is a little more crowded and busier in the mornings. Afternoon is a good time for swimming and other water activities near the beaches.

Clothes to Wear in April

With its scorching sunny daytimes, anything that makes you cool should be packed in your bag/suitcase for April. So, sunglasses, caps, shorts, skirts, light trousers, T-shirts, and other light clothes are good for this month. It may be worth picking up an umbrella to avoid getting wet in showers on some days, especially in Sihanoukville or on the islands.

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