Equinox at Angkor Attracts More Than 2,000 Visitors

AKP Phnom Penh, Equinox, the sun rising over the central tower of Angkor Wat Temple in Siem Reap province attracted over 2,000 national and international visitors, the Cambodian Ministry of Tourism said yesterday.

The specific moment when the sun sits above the middle tower of Angkor Wat Temple took place at around 6:30 am on Mar. 21, 2019, pointed out the same source.

According to Mr. ImSokrithy, Deputy Director of the APSARA Authority's Angkor International Centre of Research and Documentation, this phenomenon lasted only about 50 seconds.

For his part, Mr. Long Kosal, Spokesperson for the APSARA Authority, said that the equinox at Angkor Wat attracts many tourists each year to eyewitness and take pictures of this rare event.

This supernatural phenomenon occurs only twice a year - Vernal Equinox in March and Autumnal Equinox in September.

Source:Agency Kampuchea Press