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Published on : Thursday, August 10, 2017
Some 2.66 million international tourists traveled to Cambodia in the first six months of this year, up 12.8 percent year-on-year, the report said, adding that China topped the chart among the top 10 arrivals to Cambodia, followed by Vietnam and Laos.
Chinese holidaymakers accounted for 20 percent of the foreign tourists visiting Cambodia during the six-month period.
Kong Sopheareak, director of the Tourism Ministry’s statistics and planning department, told Xinhua that the excellent ties between Cambodia and China, Cambodia’s attractive tourism sites and direct flights between the two countries are the key factors attracting more and more Chinese tourists and business people to Cambodia.
Cambodia is famous for the Angkor world heritage site in its northwestern Siem Reap province. Tourism is one of the four pillars supporting the Cambodian economy.