Tourism Minister: 5th Sea Festival Attracts Half a Million Visitors

More than half a million visitors came to enjoy the 5th Sea Festival, held at Ekareach (Independence) beach in Preah Sihanouk province on Dec. 23-25, said Cambodian Minister of Tourism H.E. Thong Khon quoted by local media.

H.E. Minister underlined the success of the organisation of the Sea Festival and thanked all relevant parties, both at the national and sub-national levels, and local people for their cooperation with high responsibility for the success of this event organised this year under the theme "Green City, Clean Beach and Blue Sea."

The official opening ceremony took place on Dec. 24 evening under the presidency of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen and his spouse Samdech Kittiprittbandit Bun Rany Hun Sen.

This is the second time that Preah Sihanouk province hosts such an important tourism event, after the successful hosting in 2011.

The Sea Festival is celebrated annually in the four coastal provinces - Preah Sihanouk, Kep, Koh Kong and Kampot - on a rotation basis.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press