Sangkran set to break records in tourism and line-dancing

Preparations for this year’s Angkor Sangkran, Siem Reap’s largest cultural event, are almost complete, with half a million tourists expected to join in the celebration during Khmer New Year, according to provincial officials. Of the anticipated 500,000 visitors this year, the majority are expected to be ...

Chan Muyhong

New Year sees tourism boost

Cambodia’s beaches and temples saw an increase in local and foreign tourists during the three-day Lunar New Year celebrations, according to figures released by provincial officials. Siem Reap, home to the world-renowned Angkor Archaeological Park and a major tourist destination, received around 69,200 visitors, an increase ...

Chan Muyhong

Foreign tourists to Cambodia's Angkor heritage site up 12 pct in Q1

Cambodia’s Angkor Wat temple, a world heritage site, had attracted 778,740 foreign visitors in the first quarter of 2014, up 12 percent compared to the same period last year, official data showed Wednesday. The top five countries visiting the site are South Korea, China, Vietnam, Japan ...

Asean - China Centre News Staff

Khmer New Year tourism up in Siem Reap

A giant traditional sticky rice cake weighing two tons, the largest num ansorm ever made, was unveiled at the Angkor Wat temple complex in Siem Reap province yesterday as visitors flocked to the area to mark Khmer New Year. Visitor numbers for the three-day holiday ...

Hul Reaksmey

Angkor ready for surge of tourists

Siem Reap hotel operators are preparing for a deluge of tourists this Khmer New Year season the likes of which is not often seen, tourism officials say. Chheuy Chhorn, deputy director of Siem Reap’s tourism department, said after attracting 170,000 visitors to the first annual Angkor ...

Hor Kimsay

More foreigners visit Cambodia's two world heritage sites in 2013

Cambodia’s two world heritage sites, the Angkor Wat temple and Preah Vihear temple, continued to see growth in the number of foreign tourists in 2013, tourism officials said on Sunday. The Angkor Wat temple welcomed about 2.23 million international visitors in the year, up 8 percent ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Tourists flock to beaches, temples

While the streets of Phnom Penh were quiet this holiday period after the Water Festival was cancelled, numbers swelled in the provinces as tourists flocked to Cambodia’s temples and beaches, provincial officials said yesterday. Chhoeuy Chhorn, director of the Siem Reap Provincial Tourism Department, said Angkor ...

Chan Muy Hong

Cambodia's Angkor greets 1.57 mln foreign visitors in 9 months

Cambodia’s Angkor Wat temples, one of the world heritage sites, attracted 1.57 million foreign tourists in the first nine of the year, up 6 percent compared with the same period in a year earlier, a tourism report showed Monday. South Korea, China, Vietnam, Japan and Thailand ...

Global Times

Cambodia's Angkor heritage site greets 694,700 foreign visitors in Q1, up 8 pct

Cambodia’s Angkor Wat temples, one of the world heritage sites, received 694,700 foreign tourists in the first quarter of this year, a 8 percent rise from the same period last year, the statistics of Siem Reap provincial tourism department showed Friday. The top three countries visiting ...

Korean tourist numbers hold steady despite regional fears

Despite current tensions between North and South Korea, Cambodia’s tourism minister said yesterday that the number of tourists from South Korea to the Kingdom had not dropped. [Minister of Tourism Thong] Khong said that so far there appears to be nothing to worry about. “There are ...

Cambodia's Angkor Wat Temple attracts 1.36 mln foreign visitors in 8 months, up 31%

About 1.36 million international tourists visited Cambodia’s Angkor Wat Temple, one of the World Heritage Sites, in the first eight months of this year, a 31 percent rise compared with 1.04 million during the same period last year, a report of Siem Reap provincial tourism ...

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