Over one million tourists travel in Cambodia during Lunar New Year: minister

Although it is not an official holiday in Cambodia, the Chinese Lunar New Year is widely celebrated in the kingdom.- Reuters

PHNOM PENH (Xinhua): Cambodia recorded about 1.04 million domestic and foreign tourists during the celebrations of the Chinese Lunar New Year, or the Spring Festival, Tourism Minister Thong Khon said on Wednesday (Jan 25).

Some one million locals and 42,056 foreigners travelled in the South-East Asian nation during the festival from Jan 21 to Jan 24, he said in a report.

The country's three top tourist destinations are Preah Sihanouk coastal province, Siem Reap cultural province, and Battambang province, Khon said.

"For tourists to Preah Sihanouk province, most of them travelled to the province in the morning and returned home in the evening by travelling on the [Chinese-invested] Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville Expressway," he said.

"Security, safety and public order during the festival had been well maintained, and there were no remarkable problems during the celebrations," he added.

Although it is not an official holiday in Cambodia, the Chinese Lunar New Year is widely celebrated in the kingdom.

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