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Festival-goers spent $30 million: ministry

Spectators line the riverbank near the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh to watch boat races as part of the Water Festival earlier this week.
Spectators line the riverbank near the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh to watch boat races as part of the Water Festival earlier this week. Sreng Meng Srun

Festival-goers spent $30 million: ministry

Visitors who attended the three-day Water Festival in Phnom Penh spent approximately $30 million, according to a Ministry of Tourism estimate cited yesterday in local media.

The estimated 3 million visitors each spent on average of $10 each, primarily for accommodation during the November 13-15 event, explained Tourism Minister Thong Khon.

He added that about 12,000 international tourists visited the festival.

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