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We’re well in the middle of tourist season at Angkor, and we’re seeing some preliminary statistics: 170,000 visitors in October – and the highest concentration of visitors from South Korea and China.

S Korean, Chinese tourists most frequent in Siem Reap of Cambodia
China View, 08 December 2007

The percentage is unclear, but they just shared the majority, the paper quoted a report from the provincial tourism authority assaying.

Meanwhile, altogether 170,180 people visited Siem Reap in October, it said.

Among them, 86,833 were foreigners, a 22.15 percent increase over the same period last year, and 83,347 Cambodians, a rise of 50.93 percent, it said.

What’s really surprising is the rise of visits by Cambodians – although it’s hard to tell if the rise is due to domestic tourism (inferring rising affluence, which I don’t really think is the case), or just more people coming to Siem Reap to seek their fortune.

Read the full report here.

Related books:
Angkor Cities and Temples by C. Jaques
Khmer Civilization and Angkor by D. L. Snellgrove
Ancient Angkor (River Book Guides) by C. Jaques

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