We like to go to Thailand and Cambodia end September, beginning October, is that a good idea or will we be rained out?
Uta while it might be wet I seriously doubt you will be rained out. When I visited a number of years ago in September there was often torrential downpour in the afternoon and then it cleared. Thunderstorms often occurred at night. Yes there might be local flooding but even when this has happened all the temples are still accessible.
The wet season is a lovely time to visit as everything is green. I have seen photos of places I visited during the dry season and it looks so dry and dusty. The other thing to remember is that even if it is rain it is warm rain. An umbrella or rain poncho will help.
September in Cambodia is beautiful, everything so green and lush but yes you may run the risk of flooding In Some areas, but having said that, in 2011 we had to wade through Siem Reap through flooded streets but as a tourist it did not stop us doing anything?
I sometimes choose to travel during rainy season and as others have attested, it's not raining all the time and the scenery is at its best as everything wil be green and growing. If you will be heading off the beaten path (i.e. traveling on unpaved roads) you may have some serious mud to contend with, and some roads may be impassible. Roads in main tourist areas are all paved, you wil be fine ther (unless it's flooded, as AnnG62 said above!). Bring a rain poncho and wear hiking sandals that you can wade around in.
I know that crocs are fashionably a No No, but we find them invaluable in the rain!!!
Is there a name for those springy platicky sandals the locals all seem to love? I love them too!! -- buy them pretty much in any market, about $1 for a pair, doesn't absorb any water, but doesn't rub or slip, and really comfy ...
Our first visit was right at the end of September 2008 and we only had 2 nights with showers - other years (and other visitors - like AnnG) are not so lucky. You just have to take what mother nature throws at you.
We're just back from SR and they had some rain abut 10 days ago - things are starting to green up already - it's amazing how quickly it moves once there is some moisture on the ground.
Just leave the flip flops behind - the mud is sticky and will swallow them in a flash.
September is still my favourite time to visit - all green and lush
have a wonderful trip
that is what I thought about the weather, just needed some confirmation, now I have to do a lot of research.
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