Cambodia celebrates its famous Sea Festival after two-year break

Cambodia organised its ninth annual Sea Festival here on Saturday night (Dec 11) after a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, attracting tens of thousands of revellers.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said the kingdom is expected to receive around two million international tourists in 2022, and the number of foreign tourists will return to the pre-Covid-19 level of 7 million in 2026 or 2027.

“The royal government of Cambodia has considered tourism as a priority sector, and as the ‘green gold’, contributing to the national socio-economic development,” he said.

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