Over 930,000 tourists travel in Cambodia during Chinese New Year

Source: Xinhua| 2019-02-09 23:57:32|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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PHNOM PENH, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) -- The number of domestic and foreign tourists traveling in Cambodia during the three-day Chinese Lunar New Year celebration increased 8.1 percent to over 930,000, Cambodia's Tourism Ministry said on Saturday.

According to its report released on Friday, 826,761 locals travelled within the country during the festival, up 11 percent year-on-year. Meanwhile, international arrivals rose to 105,370, showing an increase of 2.5 percent.

The kingdom's popular tourist destinations are the famed Angkor Archeological Park in northwestern Siem Reap province, the 440-km coastline stretching over four southwestern provinces, and the eco-tourism sites in northeastern provinces.

Although it is not a public holiday in Cambodia, the Chinese New Year, or the Spring Festival, is broadly celebrated in the kingdom.

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said on Tuesday that a large number of public servants in the country and a majority of the people in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia, celebrated the festival.