South Koreans eye Kampong Thom’s tourism market; May Kunmakara; Khmer Times

Cambodia – Temple Zone of Sambor Prei Kuk, Archaeological Site of Ancient Ishanapura

South Korean investors on a visit to the Kingdom last week have shown an interest in investing in Sambor Prei Kuk, a Unesco-listed archeological site in Kampong Thom, the Minister of Tourism said.

“Korean investors are keen to invest in Kampong Thom province, especially in Sambor Prei Kuk, to attract Korean tourists to the site,” said Minister Thong Khon.

The minister was speaking to journalists shortly after his meeting at the Asean-Korea Centre with Lee Hyuk, who was leading a delegation of Korean investors exploring business opportunities in the Kingdom.

Sambor Prei Kuk is the ancient capital of the Chenla Empire and gained Unesco recognition in July last year.

“Korean tourists usually like cultural tourism sites, so these investors have a great opportunity in their hands,” he said, adding that good investments would include hotels as well as golf courses.

“They can help strengthen the tourism industry in Kampong Thom, especially in the area surrounding Sambor Prei Kuk, by providing training to local communities,” he said.

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