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2021 Pchum Ben holiday sees over 660K revellers

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Kampot province remains the most popular destinations for visiting during Pchum Ben holiday. TOURISM MINISTRY

2021 Pchum Ben holiday sees over 660K revellers

During the three-day Pchum Ben public holiday ending on October 7, more than 660,000 people travelled to different tourist attractions across the country, according to the Ministry of Tourism.

In a report released late on October 7, it said the most popular destinations remained Kampot province with more than 100,000 visitors, followed by Kep with over 96,000, Preah Sihanouk with 80,000 and Pursat with around 50,000. Next up were Kampong Speu, Battambang, Kampong Cham, and Siem Reap, with each welcoming over 30,000 visitors.

The ministry said nearly all tourism sites across the country were opened to welcome visitors. Most people, it said, properly followed health measures to prevent Covid-19 transmission, especially by wearing masks.

However, it said distancing remained an issue as a number of people were seen gathering in large crowds at some places even as authorities continued to disseminate guidelines on how to protect themselves from the disease.

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