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Festival attracts 1.3M tourists to Siem Reap

Revelers receive blessings from a monk during the Angkor Sangkran festival in Siem Reap earlier this week. Photo supplied
Revelers receive blessings from a monk during the Angkor Sangkran festival in Siem Reap earlier this week. Photo supplied

Festival attracts 1.3M tourists to Siem Reap

This year’s Angkor Sangkran festival in Siem Reap attracted 1.3 million Cambodian visitors and 30,000 foreign tourists, up 30 per cent and 9 per cent from the previous year, respectively, local media reported, citing provincial tourism officials.

The four-day festival, held April 13-16, was the country’s biggest cultural attraction over the Khmer New Year holiday and resulted in full bookings at local hotels and guesthouses.

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