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Siem Reap’s Tourism Authorities provide statistics from the first quarter of the year, showing an increase of tourists from South Korea and China.

Cambodia’s Angkor Wat attracted 639,800 tourists in Q1
The Sun, via Bernama, 21 April 2012

Cambodia’s Angkor Wat temples, one of the world heritage sites, has attracted 639,800 tourists, an increase of 45 percent, in the first quarter of this year.

Tourists from top three countries visitng Angkor Wat are South Korea, Vietnam and China, respectively, the statistics of Siem Reap provincial tourism department said Friday.

During the period from January to March this year, some 132,750 South Koreans, 75,088 Vietnamese, and 49,231 Chinese had visited the temples, up 67 percent, 15 percent and 54 percent respectively, reports Xinhua news agency.

“We see that the visitors from South Korea and China are on the sharp rise,” Chhoeuy Chhorn, administration chief of Siem Reap provincial tourism department, told Xinhua via telephone.

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