Preah Vihear provincial administration has organised a cycling programme in the compound of Koh Ker Temple, a major historical and cultural site in the province, to promote the provincial tourism.
The event, initiated by Preah Vihear Provincial Governor H.E. Kim Rithy, took place late last week on the occasion of the 24th anniversary of International Youth Day.
H.E. Kim Rithy said this cycling programme was aimed to contribute to promoting the national heritage and tourism, as well as to celebrating the 24th anniversary of International Youth Day in order to encourage the public as well as officials at all levels, especially the young people to turn their attention to the national heritage, left behind by ancestors, such as Koh Ker and many other ancient temples in the province.
Mr. Tep Sinith, a tourist from Phnom Penh, said that Preah Vihear is a province with great tourism potential, and if the provincial leaders and authorities continue to create more particular events, national and international tourists will get to know the province better.
“As far as we know, in addition to Koh Ker, Preah Vihear, and Phnom Tbeng, there are many other temples and attractive natural tourism sites in the province,” he added.
More than 200 young people participated in the cycling event around the Koh Ker Temple with a total distance of 20 kilometres.
Preah Vihear is a unique province in the northern part of Cambodia. The province is named after the
Temple of Preah Vihear, its main hotspot.
Before, Preah Vihear was one of the most remote provinces in Cambodia, but now it can connect to different parts of the nation through infrastructure development which has been paid attention to by the Royal Government of Cambodia in the last decade.
Source: Agence Kampuchea Presse