March 24, 2023

Over 600,000 Tourists Recorded in Cambodia Last Week

More than 600,000 national and international tourists were recorded across the country during the fourth week of January – from Jan. 23 to 29, said the Ministry of Tourism in a report released this morning.

Of the registered number, the source pointed out, some 556,000 were national visitors and nearly 50,000 were foreign tourists.

The most visited destination during the said period was Preah Sihanouk coastal province, followed by the provinces of Kampot, Battambang, Siem Reap and Kampong Cham, and Phnom Penh capital, it said.

Pailin and Kep provinces were also among the eight most popular tourism destinations last week, the report added.

In 2022, the ministry tracked the movement of domestic tourists to 13.93 million, a year-on-year increase of 199 percent, while the number of foreign tourists to Cambodia rose by 1,059 percent to 2.28 million.

Tourism is one of the four pillars supporting the Cambodian economy.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press