Over 200,000 Tourists Recorded on First Day of Pchum Ben Festival

AKP Phnom Penh, September 17, 2020 —

On the first day of Pchum Ben holiday from Sept. 16 to 18, some 217,932 people toured the country, according to a report of the Ministry of Tourism.

Of them, nearly 2,000 are foreigners, added the same source. According to the report, Kandal province received the highest number of tourists, followed by Battambang, Kampot, Siem Reap and Preah Sihanouk provinces.

“Pchum Ben” Festival or the Festival for the Dead is the second biggest festival for the Cambodian people after the Khmer New Year.

(Photo: Ministry of Tourism)

By C. Nika