Tue, 31 Jan 2023

PHNOM PENH, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia attracted more than 1.57 million international visitors in the first 10 months of 2022, according to a tourism ministry's report on Wednesday.

During the January-October period, Thailand topped the chart of the international tourist arrivals to Cambodia, the report said.

It added that 35.5 percent of the visitors entered the Southeast Asian kingdom by air, 63.8 percent by land and 0.7 percent by waterways.

"Based on this figure, Cambodia is projected to receive up to 2 million international tourists in the entirety of 2022," Tourism Minister Thong Khon told Xinhua.

Tourism is one of the four major pillars supporting Cambodia's economy. In the pre-pandemic era, the kingdom received 6.6 million international tourists in 2019, generating 4.92 billion U.S. dollars in revenue.

Cambodia is well known for its three world heritage sites, namely the Angkor Archaeological Park in Siem Reap province, the Preah Vihear Temple in Preah Vihear province, and the Sambor Prei Kuk Archaeological Site in Kampong Thom province.

In addition, it has a 450-km pristine coastline stretching across four southwestern provinces.

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