Cambodia attracts over 3 million foreign tourists

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cambodia tourists1Cambodia has received some 3.05 million foreign tourists in the first nine months of 2013, a 19 per cent surge from 2.57 million for the same period last year, a tourism data  released on November13 showed.

During the January-September period, Vietnam topped the chart among the top ten in terms of tourist arrivals to Cambodia with 644,580 tourists, up 11 per cent, followed by China with 339,890, up 45 per cent, and South Korea with 317,940, up 4 per cent.

Lao and Thai visitors to the country have seen remarkable rises. During the period, some 302,400 Lao visitors and 164,440 Thais had visited Cambodia, up 71 per cent and 20 per cent, respectively.

The Southeast Asian nation has two cultural sites on the UNESCO ‘s World Heritage List. One is the 12th century Angkor Wat Temple in northwestern Siem Reap province and the other is the 11th century Preah Vihear Temple in northwestern Preah Vihear province.

The data showed that about 1.57 million tourists, or 51 per cent of the total international arrivals, had spent their time visiting the Angkor Wat Temple during the nine-month period, up 6 per cent year on year, as some 8,100 foreigners had visited the Preah Vihear Temple, up 54 per cent.

Tourism is one of the four sectors supporting the country’s economy. Last year, the country received 3.5 million foreigners, earning over $2 billion. Tourism Minister Thong Khon said early this month that the sector was expected to welcome 4 million foreign tourists in 2013.

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Cambodia has received some 3.05 million foreign tourists in the first nine months of 2013, a 19 per cent surge from 2.57 million for the same period last year, a tourism data  released on November13 showed.

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cambodia tourists1Cambodia has received some 3.05 million foreign tourists in the first nine months of 2013, a 19 per cent surge from 2.57 million for the same period last year, a tourism data  released on November13 showed.

During the January-September period, Vietnam topped the chart among the top ten in terms of tourist arrivals to Cambodia with 644,580 tourists, up 11 per cent, followed by China with 339,890, up 45 per cent, and South Korea with 317,940, up 4 per cent.

Lao and Thai visitors to the country have seen remarkable rises. During the period, some 302,400 Lao visitors and 164,440 Thais had visited Cambodia, up 71 per cent and 20 per cent, respectively.

The Southeast Asian nation has two cultural sites on the UNESCO ‘s World Heritage List. One is the 12th century Angkor Wat Temple in northwestern Siem Reap province and the other is the 11th century Preah Vihear Temple in northwestern Preah Vihear province.

The data showed that about 1.57 million tourists, or 51 per cent of the total international arrivals, had spent their time visiting the Angkor Wat Temple during the nine-month period, up 6 per cent year on year, as some 8,100 foreigners had visited the Preah Vihear Temple, up 54 per cent.

Tourism is one of the four sectors supporting the country’s economy. Last year, the country received 3.5 million foreigners, earning over $2 billion. Tourism Minister Thong Khon said early this month that the sector was expected to welcome 4 million foreign tourists in 2013.

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