Japanese tourists rush to Cambodian border temple

Published on : Thursday, April 6, 2017

Japanese-touristsThe ancient cliff-tip beautiful temple that Thailand and Cambodia have long since fought over for over a century has now proven to be quite unlikely favorable to the Japanese tourists.


The official figures indicate that visitors from Japan are actually the largest group of foreign tourists at this site.


Out of the 23,823 foreign tourists who had visited the UNESCO World Heritage site in the year 2016, 8,306 were Japanese as per Preah Vihear Authority of Cambodia that operates the offbeat temple complex. This figure represents twice the figure in terms of Chinese tourists that comes at a second place of 3,563 tourists, French (2,658) and Thai (775) tourists.


The Japanese had ranked only in the seventh position in the number of foreigners who were making a beeline for Cambodia last year, or 191,577 out of nearly 5 million.


Sathol Miura, APEX Travel Agency’s president said that the temple has of late started gaining more popularity since the Japanese have a tendency of going and exploring something that is absolutely new to them.


Kim Sedara, the president of Preah Vihear Authority said that Japanese tourists seem to be fond of visiting natural and historical destinations that nourish their passion of adventure. He encouraged more tourists to visit this temple since it is a very “peaceful and unique temple”.


The Hindu Temple was constructed between the 10th and 12th centuries.


It is based at the top of a 525-metre escarpment that provides some really breathtaking views of the vast northern plains of Cambodia. And, it was occupied by Thailand from 1949 until 1962 when the International Court of Justice at The Hague ruled in Cambodia’s favour in the dispute of sovereignty.


This temple is revered as an excellent masterpiece of Kmer architecture. However, it is not as well-known as the Angkor Wat and the other renowned temples in Siem Reap. One of the most important reasons for this is that it had remained out of reach for the tourists during a majority of the three decades of war and internal conflicts of Cambodia that concluded in 1998.


The Preah Vihear Authority states that the number of foreign travellers visiting the temple is constantly increasing on a yearly basis.



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