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Khmer New Year brings out more than 500,000 tourists in first two days across Kingdom

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Tourists take advantage of the waterfall during the allocated holiday period.

The Ministry of Tourism today reported that over 500,000 tourists visited resorts throughout the country during the first two days of the Khmer New Year holidays.

On Tuesday, more than 2770,000 people checked into hotspots registering an 18.75 percent increase compared to August 17.

According to Minister of Tourism Thong Khon, the most visited regions were Siem Reap with 44,364 people, Kampot with 39,983 visitors, 26,987 visited Battambang province, 23,229 at  Kep province, 23,149 to  Preah Sihanouk province, 14,294 at Ratanakkiri province, 12,430 to  Preah Vihear province and Mondulkiri province with 10,254 people.

He also said that there were no security issues at any of the destinations, with celebrations all being in good spirit.

Siem Reap tourist Chan Sideth, said she arrived on Tuesday after being comforted by the virus situation in the Kingdom.

“Since the pandemic began earlier this year, I haven’t had a holiday. However,  my family and I  came to visit Siem Reap again during the reallocated holidays. I’m happy to be here and I am reassured by the measures the authorities have taken, including requiring people to social distance and undertake temperature checks,” she said.

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