Cambodia tourism ministry launches tourism app

The Cambodian government introduces a new app that gives instant access to information on Cambodia's tourist spots. (Bangkok Post photo)

The Ministry of Tourism has launched a mobile application that gives tourists quick access to information about Cambodia.

Called "Kingdom of Wonder", the application was presented to the public with much fanfare at Sokha Siem Reap Resort and Convention Centre, the Khmer Times reported on Thursday.

The event, which also featured the seminar ‘Cambodia Tourism Destination Promotion through Digital System’, was presided over by Tourism Minister Thong Khon and attended by ministry officials and private sector representatives on Wednesday.

The app puts at users’ fingertips all the information about Cambodia they need to know to prepare their visit, including history, language, climate, religion and population.

There is also a news section as well as information on the top tourism destinations, domestic events and festivals, accommodation, restaurants, transportation options, money exchange, embassies, and flights.

According to the ministry, the app takes away the hassle of browsing through different websites to get all the information you need about Cambodia. It is available for Android and iOS.

The Tourism Ministry has recently been pushing the promotion of Cambodia by way of mobile applications. Last year, for example, it launched the Cambodia Best Hospitality app, intended to give tourists a glimpse of the quality and cleanliness of different venues across the Kingdom.

Cambodia was visited by 6.2 million tourists in 2018, making it the seventh most-visited country in Southeast Asia last year. Most of the visitors came from China, the United States, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, and Vietnam. Cambodia is looking at a substantial increase in arrivals this year.