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Indonesia tries to attract more tourists from Cambodia

  • Veeramalla Anjaiah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, January 23 2019   /  03:18 am

Here comes the sun: People wait for the first sunrise to mark the new year of 2017 on top of Borobudur temple, Central Java. One of Indonesia’s greatest tourist attractions, the temple was named by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization as a world heritage site in 1991. (JP/Tarko Sudiarno)Indonesia and Cambodia have enjoyed cordial relations for the last six decades. Now, the two countries aim to deepen their relationship, especially in tourism, trade and investment. Indonesia, the de facto leader of ASEAN and the largest economy in Southeast Asia, does not have air connectivity to several countries in the region, such as Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos. Cambodia is a rising star in ASEAN with 7.3 percent economic growth last year. With more than 6 million international tourists, Cambodia can become an attractive destination, as many tourists would like to trav...