|National and International visitors flock to Siem Reap cultural|
province during the three-day Khmer Traditional New Year.
Photo: Thach Phanarong/AKP
Of the tourists, he pointed out, more than 1.78 millions are local visitors and 36,694 are foreign visitors, up 15.16 and 14.25 percent, respectively.
Angkor Sankranta, a major cultural and attractive event in Cambodia, was included in the Visit ASEAN@50 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of ASEAN last year, he underlined.
In ASEAN, there are more than 50 cultural tourism events, of which five are in Cambodia – Water Festival, Angkor Sankranta, Sea Festival, River Festival, and Half Marathon.
Angkor Sankranta took place this year from April 13 to 16 in Siem Reap province, where the well-known Angkor Wat Temple is located, to celebrate the Khmer Traditional New Year.
It is aimed to show off the solidarity of the Cambodian family as a whole and to contribute to maintaining Cambodian tradition, culture and custom.
Read full article at Khmer Times: https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50302932/angkor-sankranta-2018-attracts-over-1-8-million-visitors/
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