A sea route taking tourists from the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang to Cambodia’s Sihanoukville and Thailand will come into existence this year.
Speaking recently at a meeting with representatives of Thailand’s Trat and Chanthaburi provinces, Le Minh Hoang, director of the province’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, said Kien Giang and Thailand had agreed on a sea route to Cambodia.
Hoang said many foreign visitors travelling to Thailand and Cambodia also want to go to Phu Quoc Island off Kien Giang province by the route.
It will take visitors around two and a half hours to go to Sihanoukville by boat from Phu Quoc and two more hours to Trat.
Kien Giang received nearly 5.6 million local and foreign visitors in 2012, a year-on-year growth of 10%. It is expected to receive more than 5.88 million this year.