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    It's right in the thick of a hot, wet summer in Cambodia and you should definitely consider wearing cool clothing to combat the heat.

    As far as conservative dress is concerned - it's not as strict as you might think. Locals tend to dress very conservatively, especially women - but if you wear reasonably modest attire you wont have any real trouble. T-shirts, cropped pants or decent lenth shorts are perfectly acceptable. If you wear attire that isn't too short or revealing you will be fine - the only time you should really ramp up the modesty is when visiting a temple, shrine or holy site.


    Jesse - World Nomads over 8 years ago

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    Cool linen or natural fibre only, nothing man made unless you get something specialised that draws the sweat away from your skin.

    Agree with Jesse - you will be amazed by what people will wear, but if you want to avoid a lot of people being nosey, then dress conservatively. Take a hat and remember to drink a lot of water. Take rehydration drops. over 8 years ago

    Answered by Sam Richards via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Both Sam and Jesse speak well. In addition to the fibre, always powder your whole body (it absorbs sweat and cools you). Sorry, I don't know if you are a man or woman. For women, wear a skirt past your knees. You can wear pants but the Khmer will consider you more traditional if you wear a modest skirt. As for the blouse, something simple that does not show your bra through it. For gentlemen, wear nice pants and a button-up dress shirt, a tie would be appreciated. over 8 years ago

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    Skirts are great, especially those jersey ones that are in right now; nice and long and flowy. They create good air circulation! One tip: If you're not supermodel-sized, your legs may create some friction. Either find some nice cotton shorts for under your skirt or in addition to the powdering, try deodorant to prevent "thigh burn"! over 8 years ago

    Answered by naomib via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
    • Thanks for the note on "thigh burn". Never knew about that and how to deal with it. English.teacher.Dr.Mike over 8 years ago

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