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PHNOM PENH – Almost 90,000 tourists have visited Preah Vihear temple so far this year – an 87% increase on the first 11 months of 2011. 

Cambodian soldiers stand guard at Preah Vihear temple in this file photo from Feb 2011. Photo by Jetjaras Na Ranong.

Foreign tourist numbers increased by 147% from January to the end of November, with 6,396 foreign visitors. Cambodian visitor numbers were up by 84 per cent, with 86,953 visits.

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