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Kep 2017 Sea Festival

Kep City – Kep Province will be the “center” of Cambodia this Christmas. The already annual Sea Festival has its place in the smallest but interesting province of the Southeast of Cambodia. Each year the coastal provinces host the program that attracts hundreds of visitors, traders and artists. The event will take place on December 22-24 and will be inaugurated by Samdech Hun Sen on Saturday, December 23.

Cambodian men playing at the mangroves

Local Cambodian men playing volleyball at the Kep mangroves.

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Arriving to Cambodia

Here some of the ways to arrive to Cambodia from any corner of the Planet.

By plain

Cambodia has only three operating airports in its territory that are connected to international destinations. Most Cambodian regions have an older airport that is out of service since war times. With the Cambodian development, it is possible that we will have more operating airports in the future, but as for now, you can arrive to the following ones:

Phnom Penh International Airport

In the past it was called “Pochentong Airport” – now the name remains only for the big Avenue in front. It has direct connections with:

  • Guangzhou (China)
  • Hong Kong
  • Shanghái
  • Osaka (Japan)
  • Tokio
  • Seoul
  • Vientiane (Laos)
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Singapore
  • Taipei
  • Bangkok
  • Ho Chi Minh City
  • Hanoi.

The distance between the Airport (at the west of the capital) to downtown (Royal Palace) is 11 kilometers through the Russian Federation Boulevard until the riverside. Be aware of heavy traffic at 6:00-8:00, 11:00-13:00 and 17:00-20:00. Read More…

Cambodian regions

Cambodian can be divided in the following four geographical regions:

The Cardamom and Elephant Mountains, coast and archipelago

The Cardamom and Elephant Mountains is a range that starts in the east of Thailand and cross Cambodia from southwest to southeast separating the Central Plains from the Cambodian coast.

The north of the Cardamom and Elephant Mountains include the provinces of Pailin, Battambang and Pursat.

The south of the range includes the coastal provinces of Cambodia: Koh Kong, Kompong Saom, Kampot and Kep.

In this region it is located the highest Cambodian pick, the Aroul Mountain (1,813 meters up the sea level.) Read More…

Cambodian climate

The Cambodian climate is the same of the Indochina Peninsula (average temperature is 23ºC to 32ºC). It is a succession of wet and dry dominated by the monsoons.

During the year, it is the climate behaviour:

  • January: 23ºC to 31ºC – Dry.
  • February: 24ºC to 31ºC – Dry.
  • March: 25ºC – 32ºC – Dry
  • April: 25ºC – 33ºC – Humid.
  • May: 26ºC – 32ºC – Humid.
  • June: 26ºC – 31ºC – Humid – Stronger rains
  • July: 25ºC – 30ºC – Humid – Stronger rains
  • August: 25ºC – 30ºC – Humid – Stronger rains
  • September: 25ºC – 30ºC – Humid – Stronger rains
  • October: 24ºC – 30ºC – Humid – Stronger rains
  • November: 24ºC – 31ºC – Dry
  • December: 23ºC – 31ºC – Dry

We can talk of two Cambodian seasons:

  1. Dry and cold: November – March.
  2. Hot and rainy: April – October.

The weather on the Cambodian mountains belongs to the  tropical rainforest – temperate climate altitudinal zone. The highest Cambodian pick is Aural – Cardamom Mountains – with 1,813 meters up the sea level. In any Cambodian mountain temperatures are between 17ºC and 22ºC, but it can drop lower. It changes the type of forest from that of the Cambodian plains, especially of the Mekong basin to that of tropical mountain rain forest.

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