Chinese tourists to ‪‎Angkor‬ up

Chinese tourists to Angkor see a 10% increase compared to last year for the January-February period.

Angkor Wat

Chinese tourists to Cambodia’s Angkor world heritage site continue to grow
Xinhua, 13 April 2014

The number of Chinese visitors to Cambodia’s Angkor Wat temple, one of the World Heritage Sites, has continued to grow in the first two months of this year, a tourism official said Sunday.

Some 71,100 Chinese had visited the 12th century temple during the January-February period this year, up 10.5 percent compared with the same period last year, said Chhoeuy Chhorn, administration chief of the tourism department in Siem Reap province, where the temple is located.

“China is the second largest source of tourists to the temple after South Korea,” he told Xinhua by telephone.

He said last year, the temple greeted about 266,500 Chinese tourists, up 50 percent year-on-year.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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