Tourism in Cambodia

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Every year, more than 1 million tourists visit Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Tourism in Cambodia is one of the most important sectors in Cambodia's economy. In 2013, tourism arrivals increased by 17.5 percent year on year, with business travelers increasing 47 percent. [1]

Statistics[edit]

Annual statistics[edit]

Beach in Sihanoukville
Year Tourism Arrivals changes references
2013 4,210,165 Increase 17.5% [2]
2012 3,584,307 Increase 24.4% [3]
2011 2,881,862 Increase 14.9% [4]
2010 2,508,289 Increase 16.0% [5]
2009 2,161,577 Increase 1.7% [6]
2008 2,125,465 Increase 1.5% [7]
2007 2,015,128 Increase 18.5% [8]
2006 1,700,041 Increase 19.6% [9]
2005 1,421,615 Increase 34.7% [10]
2004 1,055,202 Increase 50.5% [11]

Ranking of International Visitor arrivals in Cambodia[edit]

Rank country 2013 [12] 2012 [13] 2011 [14]
*  ASEAN 1,831,507 1,514,267 1,101,111
1  Vietnam 854,104 763,136 614,090
2  China 463,123 333,894 247,197
3  South Korea 435,009 411,491 342,810
4  Laos 414,531 254,022 128,525
5  Thailand 221,259 201,422 116,758
6  Japan 206,932 179,327 161,804
7  United States 184,964 173,076 153,953
8  Australia 132,028 117,729 105,010
9  Russia 131,675 99,750 67,747
10  France 131,486 121,175 117,408
11  Malaysia 130,704 116,764 102,929
12  United Kingdom 123,219 110,182 104,052

Travel warnings due to political violence[edit]

On Friday, 20 September 2013 the Australian government issued a travel advisory on Cambodia concerning 'civil unrest/political tension ongoing political protests' saying 'We advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Phnom Penh in light of the discovery of two improvised explosive devices in the city on 13 September 2013 and the expectation that protest activity in Phnom Penh may continue. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions elsewhere in Cambodia.'[15]

International marketing slogan[edit]

Tourists inside the Royal Palace complex.

The main marketing slogan for promoting Cambodia internationally is the "Kingdom of Wonder".

It's designed to demonstrate 3 key elements:

1. Cultural Attractions - a unique cultural heritage spanning more than a thousand years of history.
2. Natural Attractions - astonishing scenery with dense, unexplored mountains, forest, rivers, caves and waterfalls.
3. People and Traditions - Cambodians are extremely hospitable, resilient, welcoming and kind; smiles are heartfelt.

See also[edit]

Art and culture[edit]

Nature and sports[edit]

Language[edit]

Most popular locations[edit]

  1. Angkor
  2. Banteay Srei
  3. Koh Ker
  4. Kratié
  5. Bokor Hill Station
  6. Silver Pagoda
  7. Tonlé Sap
  8. Sihanoukville
  9. Preah Vihear
  10. Siem Reap

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