Tourism Minister: 500,000 Visitors Expected to Join 5th River Festival in Kampong Chhnang Province

AKP Phnom Penh, March 12, 2019 —

The upcoming 5th River Festival in Kampong Chhnang province would attract some 500,000 visitors, said Minister of Tourism H.E. Thong Khon in a preparatory meeting yesterday with the provincial authorities.

To take place from Mar. 15 to 17, this year’s River Festival will be held under the theme “River: Connecting Peace, People and Tourism”.

Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen and his spouse, Samdech Kittiprittbandit Bun Rany Hun Sen will preside over the opening ceremony of this annual festival.

The 5th River Festival will feature cultural and sporting activities, as well as tree planting, seminars, tourism and Khmer product exhibitions and trade fairs.

River Festival is organised every year on a rotation basis by the riparian provinces. The first four River Festivals were celebrated in Kratie in 2015, Kampong Cham in 2016, Stung Treng in 2017, and Kandal in 2018.

By C. Nika