Cambodia’s tourism generated $3 billion revenue in 2023

PHNOM PENH: Cambodia's tourism earned a gross revenue of US$3.04 billion in 2023, a year-on-year increase of 115 percent from US$1.41 billion in 2022, according to a Ministry of Tourism report released on Monday.

The Kingdom received 5.45 million international tourists last year, up 140 percent from 2.27 million a year earlier, it said.

Thailand topped the chart among foreign arrivals to the Kingdom with 1.82 million, followed by Vietnam (1.01 million), China (547,789), Laos (372,285) and the United States (184,780), the report pointed out.

Tourism is one of the four pillars supporting Cambodia's economy. The country has four world heritage sites, namely the Angkor Archaeological Park in Siem Reap Northwestern Province, the Temple Zone of in Kampong Thom Central Province, and the Temple of Preah Vihear and the Koh Ker archaeological site in the northern province of Preah Vihear.

Besides, the Kingdom has a pristine coastline stretching in the length of about 450 kilometers in four southwestern provinces of , Kampot, Kep, and Koh Kong.

The Ministry of Tourism has predicted that the number of international visitors to Cambodia will reach 7 million by 2025, surpassing the pre-COVID-19 pandemic level of 6.6 million in 2019.

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