Over 1.11 mln tourists travel in Cambodia during Pchum Ben festival after COVID-19 situation eases

September 25, 2020

More than 1.11 million domestic and foreign tourists traveled in Cambodia during the three-day Pchum Ben festival, or Ancestor's Day, after the COVID-19 situation has been brought under control, according to a Tourism Ministry's report on Saturday.

The kingdom celebrated the holiday from Wednesday to Friday.

"Although there was rainfall in many provinces, most of the tourist destinations still attracted crowds of tourists," the report said. "Security and public order had been well secured during the festival."

The kingdom's main tourist spots are the famed Angkor Archeological Park in northwestern Siem Reap province, the 440-km coastline stretching over four southwestern provinces, and the eco-tourism sites in northeastern provinces.

The report said the Ministry of Tourism had advised all tourist destinations to properly follow anti-pandemic measures such as body's temperature scanning, handwashing with alcohol, mask wearing, and social distancing.

The Southeast Asian country has so far recorded a total of 275 confirmed COVID-19 cases, said a Ministry of Health's statement on Saturday, adding that none have died and 274 have recovered.