Strangely enough the best time to visit Cambodia is during the “OFF PEAK” (late Aug to Oct) – the tail end of the rainy season when Cambodia is most beautiful, Rain has washed the country clean and although a tropical downpour (which is fun in itself) may hold up proceedings for a few minutes this is more than outweighed by iconic images. Fluorescent, water laden rice paddies reflecting barmy rain baring clouds, silhouetted palm trees set against burning orange skies. 

Barmy skies above Cambodian rice paddies

Barmy skies

The air is fresh and temples at their “Indiana Jones” best with shady areas covered in moss (watch your step). And guess what? – by definition “off peak” means less people – more choices, better service and better prices.