Nearly 5 mln tourists visit tourism sites in Cambodia during traditional New Year

Phnom Penh – The number of domestic and foreign tourists visiting tourist destinations in Cambodia during the Khmer New Year holiday rose 67 percent to 4.72 million, a tourism ministry report said on Wednesday.

The report said that about 4.64 locals traveled within the country during the three-day holiday, up 66 percent year-on-year. Meanwhile, international arrivals increased to 83,123, showing a rise of 98 percent.

Besides, another 3 million locals visited Buddhist pagodas across the nation during the traditional New Year, which started on April 14 and concluded on April 16, Cambodian Tourism Minister Thong Khon said.

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