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Cambodia's Angkor Wat Breaking Records for Visitors Again

Posted Date: Saturday, 6-Apr-2013

Hanoi, Vietnam -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/05/2013 -- Cambodia is swiftly becoming a must visit destination in Indochina. The country’s most famous tourist attraction Angkor Wat is packing visitors in in record numbers. With an annual increase of nearly 20% year-on-year more than 2 million visitors enjoyed the world’s biggest religious structure this year alone.

Of course Cambodia has many other attractions for visitors too. In Siem Reap the booming town near the temples there are many places including; the Landmine Museum (run by a CNN hero of the year), the War Museum, a Butterfly Farm, Crocodile Farms, Floating Villages and much more. In Phnom Penh you can see the Royal Palace or the grisly remnants of the Killing Fields including the infamous Tuol Sleng. Then there are the beach resorts and islands near Sihanoukville. Elephant rides and nature trekking are also available.

Cambodia is also one of the cheapest countries in the world to visit. A beer costs $1 or less in most bars and restaurants. An international meal will set you back no more than $5-$6 and a local meal around $2 in the major cities. Bicycles can be hired for very little money as well and it’s said that a cycling tour of Cambodia can be one of the best ways to see the country.

Mr. Tran Truong CEO of Asia Tour Advisor says; “This is good news for the people of Cambodia who need tourism to invest in their country. We also think this is good news for tourists because it means there will be a much wider range of facilities to choose from in the future in terms of hotels, bars, restaurants, etc. We also don’t think visitors need to be concerned that there will be too many people sharing the sights with them – the Angkor complex covers over 38 square kilometers so there are still plenty of opportunities for quiet reflection. Angkor Wat tours offer a prime opportunity to really discover the whole complex in depth.”

“We also hope that visitors will start to explore the rest of the country more. Our own experience at Asia Tour Advisor is that there’s a lot more to Cambodia than just Angkor Wat. We find that our customers often wish they’d spent more time in the country. The Lonely Planet idea that you only need to spend 3 days in Siem Reap is completely outdated now. Many tourists on a round-Asia trip find they want to spend 2 weeks or more just in that city. It’s such a pleasant place to be.”

 

Sourced: Cambodia News

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