Posted by: oliviapontet | October 18, 2014

The number of Chinese tourists visiting Cambodgia increase by 21%

The number of Chinese tourists visiting Cambodgia Angkor Wat, a World Heritage Site, has reached 243,750 people in the first nine months of 2014, representing an increase of 21% year on year, according to official statistics released Thursday.

 

Angkor Wat, a World Heritage Site,

cambodgia

 

The data provided by the tourism department of the province of Siem Reap, where the temple dating from the twelfth century is, indicate that China is, after South Korea, the second largest country of origin of foreign tourists visiting the site .

Chhoeuy Chhorn, deputy director of the department of tourism of the province of Siem Reap, said that the remarkable increase in the number of Chinese tourists stemmed from the fact that the temple was listed as a world heritage and that relations between Cambodia and China were excellent.

“In addition, there are many direct flights between Chinese and Cambodian cities, so that Chinese tourists can easily visit Cambodia,” said he told Xinhua by phone.

Inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1992, Angkor Wat temple is the largest tourist attraction in the country. It is about 315 kilometers northwest of the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh.

 

Cambodgia Tourism figures

For foreign tourists, a ticket to the site costs $ 20 for one day, $ 40 for three days and $ 60 for a week.

The temple has attracted 1.74 million foreign tourists in the first nine months of the year, representing an increase of 11% compared to the same period last year, according to statistics.

The top five countries of origin of tourists visiting Angkor Wat are South Korea, China, Japan, Vietnam and Thailand.

source Xinhua , twitter et linkedin expert

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