Cambodia sees slump in foreign visitors to Angkor Wat

The number of foreign tourists visiting Siem Reap – Cambodia’s main cultural destination – continues to drop.

According to statistics from the Cambodian Ministry of Tourism, the number of foreign arrivals to Siem Reap, which houses the Angkor Wat temple complex, reached 1.55 million in the first eight months of 2019, down 11 percent year-on-year.

The number of international visitors to the locality in 2019 may decline between 15 and 20 percent compared to last year, Khmer Angkor Tour Guide Association President Khieu Thy told the English-language newspaper Phnom Penh Post.

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