Published on : Monday, December 2, 2019
On Nov 16th the fleet of 33 vehicles left Kunming, in the Yunnan province in China, crossing Laos before arriving in Cambodia on Nov 25th.
The convoy crossed into Cambodia through the border gate at Stung Treng province. Then they travelled to Phnom Penh, Kandal and Kampong Thom before reaching Siem Reap, its final destination. From Kunming to Siem Reap, the convoy travelled about 6,000 kilometers.
The official name of the caravan is the “Lancang-Mekong Culture and Tourism Exchange and Historical Cities Caravan Tour from China, Laos and Cambodia”.
The main goal of the convoy was to promote tourism sites explored on the way as well as cultural and tourism exchanges within the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Framework.
The convoy was organized as part of the ‘2019 China-Cambodia Culture and Tourism Year.’
While speaking at a ceremony to mark the end of the caravan in Siem Reap on Saturday, Hor Sarun, undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Tourism, explained that the convoy helped in promoting the tourism potential of Cambodia.
“The caravan provided an opportunity to have cultural exchanges and promote tourism by visiting important sites along the Mekong-Lancang river, which is an important historical area,” Mr Sarun said.
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