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Chinese tourists make up bulk of arrivals

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Tourists visited Angkor Wat last year. Heng Chivoan

Chinese tourists make up bulk of arrivals

Cambodia welcomed nearly four million foreign tourists in the first eight months of this year, led by the Chinese – an increase of 11.7 per cent compared to the same period last year – a Tourism Ministry report released on Monday showed.

The report said of a total of 3,949,759 visitors, the Chinese account for 32.4 per cent of all inbound tourists, marking an increase to more than 1.2 million. This is a 72.2 per cent rise from last year, it said.

The Vietnamese were the second-largest group to visit the Kingdom, with a total of 526,286.

Except for Chinese tourists, foreign arrivals from other countries fell over the period.

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