Rainy Day in Phnom Penh: 5 Activities To Do On a Rainy Day

It could be quite frustrating to have to change plans due to bad weather. While traveling during the raining season in the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, you might encounter some drizzling. But don’t worry, Myproguide has the solution for you.

Let’s start with the general raining seasons in Phnom Penh

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The climate in Cambodia is tropical. Therefore, it tends to be hot and humid all year-round. From May to October is the summer season, the temperature reaches 33 degrees celsius, and the showers can occasionally happen during the day. Thankfully the showers pass quickly, usually only lasting a couple of hours. Therefore we recommend bringing a light raincoat with you while you travel to Cambodia.

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Top activities to do in Phnom Penh

1. Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

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Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum is a former secondary school which was used as Security Prison 21 (S-21) by the Khmer Rouge regime from 1975 to its fall in 1979. Over the regime, it is estimated that 20,000 people were imprisoned at Tuol Sleng. Indeed, this memorial serves as educating people and reminding people about the dark history. Fair warning, a visit to Tuol Sleng, could be a profoundly depressing experience. From the suburban setting to the plain school buildings, to the playing area where kids were playing around, rusted beds, to instruments of torture and portraits, this museum demonstrates the darkest side of humanity.

Address: Corner of Street 113 & St 350 | History Museum, Phnom Penh 12304, Cambodia

2. Daughters of Cambodia Visitor Centre

Daughters of Cambodia are not just a combination of a fair-trade shop, a café, and a spa. It is a social enterprise that empowers victims of trafficking to leave the sex industry through other forms of employment. At the Daughters Visitor Centre, visitors can have an insight into sex trafficking and its devastating implications. Inviting visitors to learn that this Center is aimed to provide former victims of sex trafficking with vital income and skills to build a life for themselves outside the horrors of the sex industry. If you want to see the cafe’s menu or a list of the spa’s services, find the Daughters of Cambodia Visitor Centre on Facebook.

Address: 321 Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

3. Samai Distillery

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Located in the heart of Phnom Penh, Samai is Cambodia’s first and only premium rum distillery. Famous for creating hand-crafted, premium rums with high-quality, brewed with locally grown ingredients. Every ingredient is finely selected. For example, the sugar canes are grown in Koh Kong Province to produce the rich caramel molasses, which give it the sophisticated base of their premium rums. The process is followed and tribute to age-old rum-making traditions, which are complex and characteristic, displaying a flavor that reflects the profound uniqueness of the Cambodians. Visit Samai Distillery to discover their productions and the process to experience the real taste of Rum in Cambodia. 

Address: #9b, Street 830 | Tonle Bassac, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

4. Din art Gallery

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Visiting an art gallery is an excellent activity for a rainy afternoon. For art lovers, don’t miss out on DinArt Gallery, featuring the work of contemporary Khmer artists. The signature Apsara images are widely known within Cambodia, Europe, the USA, and Australia. Grab a coffee and something to eat at the Feel Good Coffee downstairs when you are here. Also, get a piece of art for yourself, your friends or family. Paintings are ranging from 20cm x 20cm on canvas or Postcard A4 size, up to large pieces 2 meters by 2 meters. 

Address: 136 #79, St. | Phsar Kandal l, Phnom Penh 12000, Cambodia

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5. Bophana Center

Photo by Bophana Center Facebook Page

Founded by Rithy Panh, who you might have already heard of, is a famous filmmaker and screenwriter that founded the Bophana Center. Bophana Center is involved in Khmer Cinema and Documentaries. Serving the community with educational programs and historical archives. The Bophana Center offers an excellent program focusing on films and art exhibitions. The Center is a glance in understanding the history and culture of Cambodia.

Address: #64, Street 200, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

6. Sabay Sabay Cabaret Show

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For those who want to appreciate and immerse themselves in the local culture, Sabay Sabay Cabaret Show is the perfect place for you. The program includes traditional Khmer songs and dances, which assure you an elaborate choreography, stunning conventional outfits, and significant visual effects.

Address: #31 Sabay Sabay Street 174 | Sangkat Phsar Thmei III, Khan Daun Penh, Valentino’s Night Club & Bistro, Phnom Penh 12210, Cambodia

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With lots of fun activities to do indoors, you no longer need to worry about the showers in the afternoon because there are always fun things to do. Even if you are traveling during the raining seasons, you will thoroughly enjoy your time in Phnom Penh. 

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