Phnom Penh: Over 900,000 tourists took part in Cambodia’s three-day Water Festival as majority of the country’s population have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
Water Festival, one of the largest in the Southeast Asian nation, was marked from November 18 to 20 this year.
Among the tourists were 899,870 locals and 10,281 foreigners living in the country, Khon said on Sunday, adding that the number of tourists during this year’s Water Festival rose 54 per cent compared to that of last year.
“Although a national-level boat racing event (in capital Phnom Penh) was cancelled, a lot of tourists have visited parks in front of the Royal Palace and along Chaktomuk River, the Diamond Island complex, and the Win-Win Monument,” he said.
Khon added that some provinces such as Kandal, Kampong Speu, Pursat and Banteay Meanchey organised boat races during the occasion, attracting many spectators. “All tourism sites across the country had reopened during the three-day holiday, with the adaptation to the new normal,” he said.
Of them, 13.23 million, or 82.7 per cent, have been fully vaccinated, and 2.13 million, or 13.3 percent, have received a booster shot.