Nearly 1 Million Tourists Travel across the Country during the 2018 Lunar New Year

About 864,770 Tourists travelled to different tourist destinations in the country during the Lunar New Year 2018, up 54.56 percent compared to the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Tourism's report.

Among them, 105,370 are foreign visitors, a year-on-year increase of 93.59 percent, it pointed out.

The report attributed the tourism growth to peace, good security and social order, and improved infrastructure as well as enhanced livelihoods of Cambodian people.

The most visited destination is Kampot province, followed by Kep, Siem Reap, Preah Sihanouk and Battambang provinces.

Cambodia has in total 647 hotels of 36,236 rooms, 1,996 guesthouses of 28,885 rooms, 688 adult entertainment centres, and 1,844 restaurants.

Lunar New Year, locally called Chinese and Vietnamese New Year festival, fell this year from Feb. 15 to 18.

By Khan Sophirom

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press