International tourist arrivals to Cambodia for 2013 increased 14.1 percent over arrivals in 2012, despite lingering political uncertainty following the July election, according to preliminary annual figures from the Ministry of Tourism. The number of visitors entering the country last year reached 4.2 million, compared to 3.68 million in 2012. Vietnamese nationals made up the largest number of foreign visitors, followed by Japanese and Korean tourists. Kong Sopheareak, director of the Ministry of Tourism, said tourism has been largely unaffected by the political deadlock after the election, and visitors remain undeterred by the mass demonstrations held by the
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