Preah Vihear sees a dramatic rise in visitors this year with close to 90,000 visitors in the first 11 months of this year.
Preah Vihear Temple sees dramatic rise in tourists
Phnom Penh Post, 14 December 2012
Big increase in tourism at Preah Vihear
Bangkok Post, 14 December 2012
Foreign tourist numbers to Preah Vihear Temple increased by 147 per cent over the first 11 months of the year, while local visitor numbers increased by 84 per cent.
Between January and November, a total of 6,396 foreign tourists visited the temple area, a 147.60 per cent increase over the same period last year, which only saw 2,582 visitors.
There were 86,953 local visitors this year, an increase of 84 per cent compared to last year, when the area welcomed only 47,163 visitors, according to Kong Vibol, a director of the Tourism Department in Preah Vihear province.
“Causes for the increase in visitor numbers are a result of good security along the border area making it easier to visit,” Vibol said.
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