June marks the beginning of the wet season in Cambodia. The weather is hot and humid, and there are many rainy days.
June is a good month for indoor activities like visiting museums and exploring temples. Outdoor activities like biking, swimming, and boat trips are not so popular, but are still worth a try.
June Weather in Cambodia's Tourist Cities
In June, the average temperature in Cambodia ranges between23–32°C (75–90°F). The cities receive, on average, rain on 14 days of the month. All of Cambodia’s main tourist cities receive an average of six hours of sunshine every day.
In Phnom Penh, the weather is humid, hot, and wet. The temperature reaches a maximum of 33°C (92°F) and a minimum of 24°C (75°F). There is around 150mm (6 in) of rain fall on average on 15 days in the month. The humidity in Phnom Penh is around 80%.
In Kampot, the average temperature is about28°C (82°F). Night temperatures drop to24°C (75°F) and daytime temperatures rise to around32°C (90°F). There are typically 17 rainy days in June. The humidity in Kampotis around 81%.
In Siem Reap, the weather is scorching, humid, and wet. The temperature reaches a maximum of 32°C (90°F) and a minimum of 24°C (76°F) on average. There is around 165mm (6 in) of rainfall, and there are typically 15 rainy days in June. The humidity in Siem Reap is around 81%.
Tips for Visiting Cambodia in June
Clothing: June is a hot and wet month in Cambodia. It can rain during the day and even at night sometimes. You should wear loose-fitting clothes in the daytime. Also remember to bring an umbrella, a waterproof phone bag, and waterproof boots.
At night, the weather is cool, and temperatures typically range between 23°C (73°F) and 25°C (77°F). You should wear long-sleeved shirts and full-length pants, to keep yourself warm. As there are about 14 rainy days in June, there might be many mosquitoes at night.
Tourism in June: June is not the peak season in Cambodia. This is because there is always a 50% chance of showers. As tourism is limited in this season, hotels have superb deals and tourist attractions are less crowded. The temples in major tourist cities receive just a handful of visitors in June.
A Cambodian visa is required for visitors who plan to enter and stay in Cambodia. To learn more, read this article: how to apply for a Cambodia visa.
3 Things to Do in Cambodia in June
There are many exciting destinations to travel to in Cambodia in June —for instance, the ancient ruins and temples in Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, and Battambang are definitely worth visiting. You only need to know what days and times these particular destinations are open to visitors.
We recommend that you visit these three exciting places in Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, and Sihanoukville:
1) Angkor Wat, Siem Reap
Angkor Wat is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is among the most famous archeological sites in Southeast Asia. In June you can visit the temple complex and appreciate the ancient architecture of the temples there.
- Many tourists take photos of the picturesque temples, so make sure you bring a camera.
- You can hire a tour guide for US $20 at the main entrance for a rich experience.
- Wear comfortable walking shoes because there are many stairs in Angkor Wat.
- We recommend dedicating at least half a day to visiting this temple complex.
2)Traditional Dance in Phnom Penh
If you want to learn more about Cambodia’s traditional dances, then you should visit the National Museum of Cambodia. There, you can learn about the beautiful traditional dance styles, RobamChuon Por and RobamTep Apsara. Cambodia’s traditional dances are an integral part of their national culture. Cambodians believe that when people dance, the land prospers.
In June, the National Museum will not have too many visitors. Hence, it is a good time to visit.
3)Visit One of the Most Developed Tourist Beaches in Sihanoukville
Sihanoukville is known for its many white sandy beaches. Ochheuteal Beach, for instance, has many beach houses, bars, hotels, and seafood restaurants. This beach is known for lively night parties and clean waters.
In June, when the weather is still hot and humid, you can visit Ochheuteal Beach to sunbathe and dive in the warm waters. Keep in mind that the main road that leads to the beach is made of asphalt and is full of potholes.
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If you plan a trip to Cambodia in June, you will have a memorable experience and enjoy yourself, even on rainy days. Our informed staff will help you design a custom trip. Take a look at our tour suggestions and start planning your visit to Cambodia today: