Published on : Friday, February 24, 2017
Foreign tourist arrivals to Cambodia’s Preah Vihear temple increased by 35% year-on-year with the figure standing at 56,807, according to a Tourism Ministry data on Thursday, China’s Xinhua news agency reported.
Besides, the temple attracted some 109,260 domestic visitors last year, up 27 percent year-on-year, the data said.
Most of foreigners to the ancient site were from China, South Korea, Japan, and Vietnam.
The 11th century Hindu temple Preah Vihear was inscribed on the World Heritage List of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in July 2008.
It is situated on the top of a 525-meter cliff in the Dangrek Mountains in Preah Vihear temple, about 500 km north of Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia.