Cambodia receives over 3 million foreign tourists in first nine months

Published on : Friday, November 15, 2013

inbound touristsCambodia received some 3.05 million foreign tourists in the first nine months of the year, a 19 percent increase from 2.57 million over the same period in 2012.

 

Xinhua news agency reports from January to September, Vietnam topped the list of top ten tourist arrivals to Cambodia with 644,580 visitors followed by China (339,890) and South Korea (317,940).

 

Lao and Thai visitors to the country have also seen a remarkable increase in the same period with 302,400 tourists from Laos and 164,440 from Thailand.

 

Tourism data showed some 1.57 million tourists or 51 percent of international arrivals visited the Angkor Wat Temple in northwestern Siem Reap province during the nine-month period, while 8,100 tourists toured the Preah Vihear Temple in northwestern Preah Vihear province.

 

Tourism Minister Thong Khon said early this month four million overseas tourists are expected to visit the country this year.

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