Hungary Offers Boost For Battambang Tourism

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The imposing statue of Ta Dambong, who as legend goes once usurped the King with the help of his magic stick, welcomes tourists into Battambang city.

The development of Battambang province into a cultural heritage site will receive technical assistance from the Hungarian government, according to the Ministry of Tourism.

“Government officials from Hungary have visited Battambang province and they are impressed with its heritage buildings and natural beauty, especially since the province is connected with Thailand across the border and also with Siem Reap – the home of Angkor Wat,” Tourism Minister Thong Khon said on Friday.

The Minister noted that Hungary has confirmed it will help develop tourism infrastructure, such as a small port on the banks of the Tonle Sap lake to offer ferry link to Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, as well as preserving cultural heritage.

Hungarian visitors to Cambodia increased by 14% compared to 2015, with 3,164 entering during the first eight months of this year, according to figures from the Tourism Ministry.

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